Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 20,523
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.
New Jersey Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
Diabetes Foundation, Inc- Medical Assistance Program
This foundation provides assistance in paying for diabetes medications or supplies to residents of New Jersey who are in financial hardship.
Quality Insights Renal Network #3
Cranbury Gates Office Park 109 South Main Street, Suite 21
Cranbury, NJ 08512
State Run Programs
New Jersey Dept. of Human Services
- Adult Programs: NJ Medicaid Health insurance to needy families with dependent children, pregnant women, and the elderly, blind or disabled.
- Programs for Children: NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey’s uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage.
- Medication Programs: Senior Gold Assistance in paying for prescriptions for seniors and disabled adults. End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patient Assistance Program Provides financial reimbursement for formulary-based medications and supplements for people with ESRD receiving dialysis.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in New Jersey.
Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.