Number of dialysis patients statewide: 1,667

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.

ESRD Network

#1 Network of New England
1952 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, CT 06517
1-203-387-9332

State Run Programs

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
1-800-852-3345

  • Adult Programs: New Hampshire Medicaid Program Medical care for: needy seniors (OAA); needy blind (ANB), permanently disabled adults (APTD), employed adults with severe disabilities (MEAD), children with severe disability (CSD).
  • Programs for Children: New Hampshire Health Kids, part of the Federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is a health insurance program for uninsured children of low-income families who do not have access to affordable health insurance.

Health Reform Status

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

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

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