Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 4,823
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.

Kansas Dialysis Patient Resources

Patient Support and Financial Resources

National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas and Western Missouri
Provides financial assistance for emergency relief for kidney patients living in Kansas and Western Missouri.

ESRD Network

#12 Heartland Kidney Network
7306 NW Tiffany Springs Pky. Suite 230
Kansas City, MO  64152

State-Run Programs

Kansas Department of Health
Medicaid Questions: 1-800-766-9012

Health Reform Status:

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

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

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