Chronic Renal Disease Program

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The Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease (CRD) Program helps eligible Nebraska residents diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (End-Stage Renal Disease) with the cost of medicines and dialysis services.

Who is eligible for the Program?

Eligible individuals must:

  • Be diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease
    (End-Stage Renal Disease).
  • Need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
  • Be a Nebraska resident.
  • 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.

Individuals apply for the CRD Program through their dialysis center social worker.

Current Income Guidelines
​Number in Family
1 ​2 ​3 ​4 ​5 ​6
​$37,470 ​$50,730 ​$63,990 ​$77,250 ​$90,510 ​$103,770

The client assistance limit for state fiscal year 2018-19 (July 2018 - June 2019) is $12,100 per client.

For Clients:

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

Excel icon Pharmacy Statement Template

Pharmacy Updates

Program Application Form

Service Provider Enrollment

What services does the Program provide?

The Program only reimburses for prescribed drugs listed on the Reimbursable Drug Formulary  Only generic drugs are reimbursed - 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 Program pays for covered services after all other payment sources — including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or any other health insurance — have determined and paid their share. 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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