The Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease (CRD) Program is an
income-based client assistance program that helps eligible Nebraska residents diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease
(End-Stage Renal Disease) with the cost of pharmaceuticals
and dialysis services.
The Program will only pay for covered services after all other payment sources — including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or any other health insurance — have determined
and paid their share.
Who is eligible for the Program?
Nebraska residents diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease
(End-Stage Renal Disease) may apply. Additionally, an
individual must also:
- Require dialysis or kidney transplantation to maintain
or improve his/her condition.
- Meet U.S. citizenship/alien requirements.
- Meet income guidelines based on household size. (See
the table below.)
- Meet the statutorily defined standards for being served
by the Program.
How to apply for the Program
Clients apply for the CRD Program through their dialysis center social worker and are sent an eligibility letter upon admission
to the Program. All information provided to the Program is confidential and will not be used for any other purpose than to determine eligibility for the Program.
Chronic Renal Disease Program Flyer
Policy for Determining Income
Verification and Household Size
Reimbursable Drug Formulary
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Extra Help Program
Nebraska Kidney Association
Title 181 - Special Health Programs
For Service Providers:
Reimbursement Procedures for Dialysis Services
Reimbursement Procedures for Pharmacies
Pharmacy Statement Template
Program Application Form
Service Provider Enrollment
Current Income Guidelines
The client assistance limit for state fiscal year 2017-18 (July 2017 - June 2018) is $11,800 per client.
What services does the Program provide?
The Program only reimburses for medications listed on the Reimbursable Drug Formulary and all drugs must be prescribed. The Program reimburses for generic drugs only — unless there is not a generic available. If that's the case, it is clearly marked on the Formulary.
Reimbursable dialysis services can be received in a dialysis center, a hospital out-patient setting or at home.
The State of Nebraska provides 100% of the funding for the Program and the amount is limited. Costs for renal-related services that are not reimbursed by the Program or other payers are the responsibility of the client.
|Chronic Renal Disease Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: 402) 471-0925
Fax: (402) 742-1118
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