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.
Diabetic Eye Disease Detection Program
This program provides diabetic eye disease screenings and medical referral for corrective or preventive eye services for individuals with diabetes.
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.