Number of dialysis patients statewide: 4,027

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.

Minnesota Dialysis Patient Resources

ESRD Network

#11 Renal Network fo the Upper Midwest
1360 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55108
1-800-973-3773

Sate Run Programs

Minnesota Department of Human Services MinnesotaCare
1-651-431-2670
1-800-657-3739

  • Adult Programs: Provides subsidized health coverage to eligible Minnesotans.
  • Medication Programs: Rx Connect Helps people find affordable prescription drugs.

Health Reform Status

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

Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

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