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Dialysis (Kidney) Drugs used with Home Dialysis Medicare Coverage Detailed

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Dialysis (Kidney) Drugs used with Home Dialysis Detailed

Coverage: Conditions that must be met before Medicare will provide coverage, and limits to coverage.

Medicare covers Certain drugs for home dialysis, including heparin, the antidote for heparin when medically necessary, topical anesthetics, and Erythropoietin (EpogenĀ® or Epoetin alfa) injections.

CoPayment: The amount you need to pay.

If you deal with the dialysis facility, these drugs may be included in the cost of dialysis. If you deal with a supplier, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount.

Medicare Part: The part of Medicare that pays for this service or supply.


Organization Name: The organization name that this coverage topic is associated with.

Important Notes: Details regarding important notes about the coverage.

You must pay an annual $147 deductible for Part B services and supplies before Medicare begins to pay its share.