Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 4,652

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.

New Mexico Dialysis Patient Resources

ESRD Network

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

State Run Programs

New Mexico Human Service Dept.

  • Adult Programs: No cost or low cost health insurance coverage to uninsured and financially eligible citizens.
  • Programs for Children: New Mexikids Provides no cost or low cost health care coverage for children under 13 years old. New MexiTeens No cost or low cost health care coverage for children 13 to 19.
  • Medication Programs: State Insurance Coverage (SCI) Low cost health insurance for eligible New Mexico adults who are working and without health insurance.

Health Reform Status

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

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

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