DI 45001.085 R-HI/R-SMI Award Based on Transplant, Age 65 SMI Beneficiary Did Not Have HI (Conversion Notice)
Your application to base your Medicare coverage on your kidney condition has been approved. In addition to the medical insurance which you already have, you now have hospital insurance coverage beginning . Medicare coverage based on kidney disease did not become available to persons age 65 or older until October 1978, even if the condition existed before October 1978.
Medicare coverage based on a kidney transplant ends the last day of the 36th month after the month in which the transplant occurred unless by then a new transplant is received or regular dialysis treatment is begun. Therefore, your coverage based on your transplant will end the last day of , although you may, of course, continue the coverage on the basis of having attained age 65. If you require a new transplant or dialysis treatment, please contact any social security office.
Premiums are not charged for hospital insurance based on kidney disease, although you will be charged premiums at the base rate for your continuing medical insurance coverage.
If you have any questions, please contact the people at any social security office by telephone or in person. If you visit the office, it would be helpful if you take this notice with you.