Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 1,418
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.
Montana Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming
Provides patient emergency financial assistance grants to kidney patients living in Colorado, Montana or Wyoming.
The National Kidney Foundation offers a financial assistance program for persons who have End Stage Renal Disease or have received a kidney transplant. The only additional requirements to enroll in this program are: the recipient must be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of the state of Montana, and must make under $1,000 per month. The maximum fiscal grant is $100 per person per fiscal year, although exceptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Patients should find and complete all the necessary documentation through their Nephrology Social Worker or Transplant Social Worker.
#16 Northwest Renal Network
4702 42nd Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
Toll-Free Line for Patients Only: 1-800-262-1514
State Run Programs
- Adult Programs: Coverage for some low-income adults.
- Programs for Children: Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) is a free or low-cost health coverage plan. The plan provides health coverage to eligible Montana children and teenagers up to age 19.
- Medication Progrgrams: Big Sky Rx Helps Medicare clients pay for Medicare approved prescription drug insurance premiums.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Montana.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.