umber of dialysis patients statewide: 606

This state does not currently offer 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.

North Dakota Dialysis Patient Resources

Patient Support and Financial Resources

North Dakota Community Action Partnership
The Diabetes Program provides diabetes supplies to eligible individuals on an emergency basis. Available in Region II, Region III, Region IV and Region VI.
1-800-726-8179

ESRD Network

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

State Run Programs

North Dakota Dept. of Human Services
1-701-328-2321
1-800-755-2604

  • Adult Programs:Comprehensive medical care for needy: elderly, disabled, blind, children, pregnant women.
  • Programs for Children: Healthy Steps Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Provides comprehensive health care coverage for uninsured children.
  • Medication Programs: Prescription Connection for North Dakota- RxConnectnd Connects qualified, low-income people with patient assistance programs for low-cost/free prescription drugs.

Health Reform Status

Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in North Dakota.

Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

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