The Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease Program is an income-based client assistance program that provides payment for pharmaceutical and dialysis services to eligible Nebraska residents diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Services covered by the Program are available at reduced or no cost, depending on the client's insurance coverage. 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.
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.
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.