Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 14,022

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.

Arizona Dialysis Patient Resources

ESRD Network

#15 Intermountain End Stage Renal Disease Network

3133 East Camelback Road, Suite 140
Phoenix, AZ 85016

State-Run Programs

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

  • Adult Programs: Arizona’s Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services
  • Programs for Children: KidsCare is affordable health insurance for children 18 years old or younger. KidsCare is provided by the State of Arizona and is administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
  • Additional Programs: Health Insurance for Adults without children (AHCCCS) Health insurance for adults without children.

Health Reform Status:

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

Medicaid: It is unknown at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

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