Number of dialysis patients statewide: 2,769

This state offers Medigap insurance to dialysis patients under 65.

Medicare, a federal program, pays for dialysis for over 80% of dialysis treatments. However, many issues concerning dialysis patients are actually handled at the state level.

Individual states have to provide certain basic services under Medicaid, but they also have flexibility in how they structure their plans and set their reimbursement rates. In addition, some states have the authority to determine the need and location for additional dialysis facilities (this is often referred to as certificate of need). Because dialysis patients’ care can be affected by state officials as well as federal officials, DPC members are becoming more active on state issues—ensuring the patients’ voice is heard locally as well as nationally.

Hawaii Dialysis Patient Resources

ESRD Network

#17 Western Pacific Renal Network
505 San Marin Dr. Bldg. A, Suite 300
Novato, CA  94945
1-800-232-3773

State-Run Programs

Quest Hawai’i
Oahu 587-3521
Hilo 933-0339
Kona 327-4970
Maui 243-5780
Kauai 241-3575
Molokai 553-1758
Lanai 565-7102

  • Adult Programs: Medicaid Fee-For-Service – Traditional Medicaid Quality health care services to eligible low-income residents of this state.
  • Programs for Children: Children with Special Health Needs Program (CSHNP):Serves children who have or may have long-term or chronic health conditions that requires specialized medical care, and their families.
  • Medication Programs: The Med-QUEST Division (MQD ) of the Hawaii State Department of Human Services (DHS) has programs that provide medical coverage for low income Hawaii residents.

Health Reform Status:

Exchange: Hawaii will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.

Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

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