Dialysis (Kidney) Inpatient Medicare Coverage Detailed

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Dialysis (Kidney) Inpatient Detailed

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

Medicare covers inpatient kidney dialysis treatments (if you are admitted to a hospital for special care).

CoPayment: The amount you need to pay.

You pay for each benefit period in 2003:
Days 1 - 60: an inititial deductible of $840
Days 61 - 90: $210 each day
Days 91 - 150: $420 each day

Effective January 1, 2004: The amounts you pay for each benefit period will increase to the following amounts:
Days 1 - 60: an initial deductible of $876.
Days 61 - 90: $219 each day.
Days 91 - 150: $438 each day.

A benefit period begins the day you go to a hospital (or under special circumstances, a skilled nursing facility). The benefit period ends when you have not received hospital or skilled nursing care for 60 days in a row. If you go into the hospital after one benefit period has ended, a new benefit period begins. There is no limit to the number of benefit periods you can have.

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

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

Important Notes: Details regarding important notes about the coverage.

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