Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 13,370
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.
Indiana Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
Prescriptions will be filled for up to 100 tablets; refills are also free. The specific medication(s) in the program may change from time to time; as of 4/20/10, metformin (Glucophage) was available.
Make A Difference Michiana
Formerly known as the Diabetes Association of St. Joseph County and the Diabetes Education Center, the agency has been in the community since 1955 helping local people with diabetes manage their disease. It provides financial assistance to help defray the costs of medication and medical supplies to residents of St. Joseph County who have diabetes and meet income qualifications.
#10 ESRD Network “The Renal Network”
911 E. 86th Street, Suite 202
Indianapolis, IN 46240
- Adult Programs: Hoosier Healthwise is a health insurance program for Indiana children, pregnant women, and low-income families. Health care is provided at little or no cost to Indiana families enrolled in the program.
- Programs for Children: Children’s Special Health Care Services provides supplemental medical coverage to help families of children with serious, chronic medical conditions
- Medication Programs: Hoosier RX Assistance helps in paying Medicare Part D (drug) premiums. 1-866-267-4679
- Additional Programs: Indiana’s health care program to serve individuals who may have special health needs or benefit from specialized attention. People served by Care Select may be aged, blind, disabled, members who get room and board assistance, members on M.E.D. Works, wards of the court and foster children, children receiving adoptive services and members on a home and community based (HCBS) waiver.
Health Reform Status:
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Indiana.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.