Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 5,593

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.

Nevada Dialysis Patient Resources

Patient Support and Financial Resources

National Kidney Foundation Serving Southern California & Southern Nevada
This foundation has an emergency assistance fund to aid dialysis and transplant patients who are experiencing financial crisis.

ESRD Network

#15 Intermountain End Stage Renal Disease Network
165 S. Union Blvd., Suite 466
Lakewood, CO  80228

State Run Programs

Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
Northern Nevada 1-775-684-7200
Southern Nevada 1-702-486-1646

  • Adult Programs: Nevada Medicaid A health insurance program which provides quality health care services to eligible low-income Nevadans.
  • Programs for Children: Nevada Check Up Provides low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to low-income, uninsured children through age 18.
  • Medication Programs: Nevada Senior RX A program that provides Nevada seniors (with or without Medicare Part D) with assistance paying for medication.  Nevada Disability Rx Provides assistance with the cost of prescription medications to qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Additional Programs: Health Insurance for Work Advancement (HIWA) Health insurance plan for disabled individuals who are working or seeking work.

Health Reform Status

Exchange: Nevada will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.

Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

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