Number of dialysis patients statewide: 11,598

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.

New Jersey Dialysis Patient Resources

Patient Support and Financial Resources

Diabetes Foundation, Inc- Medical Assistance Program
This foundation provides assistance in paying for diabetes medications or supplies to residents of New Jersey who are in financial hardship.
1-800-633-3160

Diabetic Eye Disease Detection Program
This program provides diabetic eye disease screenings and medical referral for corrective or preventive eye services for individuals with diabetes.
1-973-648-7400

ESRD Network

Quality Insights Renal Network #3
Cranbury Gates Office Park  109 South Main Street, Suite 21
Cranbury, NJ  08512
1-888-877-8400

State Run Programs

New Jersey Dept. of Human Services
1-800-356-1561

  • Adult Programs: NJ Medicaid   Health insurance to needy families with dependent children, pregnant women, and the elderly, blind or disabled.
  • Programs for Children: NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey’s uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage.
  • Medication Programs: Senior Gold Assistance in paying for prescriptions for seniors and disabled adults. End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patient Assistance Program Provides financial reimbursement for formulary-based medications and supplements for people with ESRD receiving dialysis.

Health Reform Status

Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in New Jersey.

Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

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