DI 45001.102 R-HI/R-SMI Award When RRB Jurisdiction for Medicare is Involved
This refers to your claim for entitlement to Medicare benefits on the basis of a kidney
condition. Your claim has been allowed. Based on your (transplant) (regular dialysis treatments), you are eligible for hospital insurance beginning and medical insurance beginning . However, our records show that your hospital and medical insurance are handled
by the Railroad Retirement Board. Since you already have Medicare under your Railroad
claim number you should continue using that number. If the Medicare entitlement dates
above based on your kidney condition are earlier than the dates on your current Medicare
card, you will be issued a new card shortly which will show the earlier months of
entitlement. The Railroad Retirement Board will collect any additional medical insurance
premiums due as a result of the earlier entitlement.
By law, Medicare coverage based on kidney disease ends with the last day of the 36th
month after the month in which a transplant occurred or the last day of the 12th month
after the month a regular course of dialysis ended, whichever is later. Since you
already have Medicare, however, your coverage may continue based on the Railroad Retirement
Board determination of entitlement. If you end current dialysis treatments, receive
a transplant, or start dialysis treatments after a transplant fails, please notify
any social security office.
If you believe this determination is not correct, you may request that your case be
reexamined. If you want this reconsideration, you must request it not later than 60
days from the date you receive this notice. You may make your request through any
social security office. If additional evidence is available, you should submit it
with your request.
If you have any questions about your Medicare coverage, you should contact any social
security office. If you visit an office, please take this notice with you.