DI 45001.086 R-HI/R-SMI Award Based on Dialysis, Age 65 SMI Beneficiary Did Not Have HI (Conversion
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 regular kidney treatment ends the last day of the 12th
month after the month in which the individual last has dialysis treatment unless dialysis
is resumed or a kidney transplant is received before that date.
Coverage based on kidney transplant continues through the last day of the 36th month
after the month of the latest transplant. If coverage based on kidney disease should
end for a person age 65 or older, that person could, of course, continue Medicare
entitlement on the basis of the age 65 provision. If you should receive a kidney transplant
or no longer require regular dialysis treatment, please contact any social security
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
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.