Chronic Renal Disease Program 

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The Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRDP) provides assistance - pharmaceutical and medical services coverage - to eligible Nebraska residents diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The State of Nebraska provides 100% of the funding for the Program. As state funds are limited, ensuring the widest coverage requires that all third-party resources (Medicare, Medicaid, VA, private insurance etc.) be considered before using CRDP funds.

Who is eligible for the Program?
Nebraska residents who have been diagnosed as having chronic renal disease, defined as that stage of renal impairment which is irreversible and requires a regular course of dialysis to maintain life, may apply. Additionally, a client must be a U.S. citizen - or meet certain immigration requirements, and meet income qualifications.


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Special Health Programs

PDF iconChronic Renal Disease Program Flyer

PDF iconReimbursable Drug Formulary

PDF iconReimbursement Procedures for Pharmacies

PDF iconService Provider Agreement NEW icon

PDF icon2014 National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet

Current Income Guidelines
​Number in Family
1 ​2 ​3 ​4 ​5 ​6
​$36,152 ​$42,286 ​$45,045 ​$47,498 ​$49,906 ​$51,488

What factors affect eligibility?
Factors that affect eligibility include earned income, family size, payments made for other insurance (including Medicare), other medical expenses and necessary employment expenses.

What is the cost of the program?
The services provided under the Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease Program are available at little or no cost, depending on what insurance the client has. A five dollar program co-pay for medications is collected if insurance does not cover the medication. Otherwise, the program will pay the insurance co-pay 100% for medications covered under the drug formulary.

What if there is other insurance coverage?
The Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease 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 part. If there are expenses remaining after other payment sources have paid, a client may still be eligible.

What services are covered?
Medication assistance and limited reimbursement for services that include dialysis treatments received in a dialysis treatment center, dialysis treatments received in the hospital outpatient setting and home dialysis treatments.

How to apply for the Program
Applications are available at the Medicare-approved dialysis facility where the dialysis services are provided. The social worker or financial counselor at the facility will help complete the application and answer any questions. All information provided to the Program is confidential and will not be used for any other purpose other than to determine eligibility for the Program.


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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