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Sun May 17, 2015, 04:10 PM

If somone donates part of a liver for transplant, do they

receive a medical bill? If so, is this covered by insurance?

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Reply If somone donates part of a liver for transplant, do they (Original post)
hedgehog May 2015 OP
MADem May 2015 #1
elleng May 2015 #2
Hoyt May 2015 #3
femmocrat May 2015 #4
Warpy May 2015 #5
hedgehog May 2015 #6

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 04:13 PM

1. Good question! nt

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 04:18 PM

2. Probably. It's surgery, after all.

and likely 2 surgeries at the same time, donor > recipient.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 04:24 PM

3. I think Medicare covers it by paying the organ donation hospital if the person

 

needing the organ is Medicare eligible. I bet it is handled similarly by commercial insurance.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 05:34 PM

4. Not sure if it is the same, but....

With a kidney transplant, the donor's costs are covered by the recipient's insurance/Medicare.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 08:49 PM

5. Donor surgery is considered part of the transplant

whether it's a living or cadaver donor.

There might be a medical bill if there are complications and the hospital stay is prolonged for any reason.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 06:32 AM

6. Thank you all for the replies.

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