A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that removes a liver that no longer functions properly and replaces it with a healthy liver or a portion of a healthy liver from a donor.
Original Medicare will help cover the costs of the supplies and services you need before, during, and after your liver transplant. Medicare Part A will help with the expenses of the liver transplant surgery and the related supplies and services that are necessary once you are admitted to the hospital. Medicare Part B will cover the costs of your doctor services, tests, and any exams prior to your surgery. Part B will also cover the follow-up care visits after your procedure.
Under Original Medicare, you will be required to pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for doctor services that are needed due to the transplant.
You may have to pay your Medicare Part A deductible if you have not fully met the requirement. Medicare will cover all hospital expenses. The same applies to Medicare Part B with any doctor services.
You will likely be required to pay additional transplant facility charges. However, Medicare will cover all Medicare-approved lab tests.
What to Know
Medicare coverage extends to more than just liver transplants. The following organ transplants are also covered: