Number of dialysis patients statewide: 2,396
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.
Delaware Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
Chronic Renal Disease Program
This program will assist residents of Delaware who are diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease.
#4 ESRD Network
40 24th Street, Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Delaware Health and Social Services
- Adult Programs: Medical assistance to eligible low-income families and to eligible aged, blind and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.
- Programs for Children: Delaware Healthy Children Program (CHIP) Low-cost health insurance program for Delaware’s uninsured children.
- Medication Programs: Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP) Program to help pay for prescription medications for elderly and/or disabled individuals
- Additional Programs: Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRDP) Assists residents of Delaware with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: Delware will run its health insurance exchange in partnership with the federal government.
Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.