Arizona

Number of Dialysis Patients Statewide: 
8,523
Patient Support and Financial Resources
 

Quality Improvement Organization
Quality Improvement Organizations receive and investigate patient grievances relating to quality of care generally (e.g., complaints regarding physicians, hospitals, or outpatient facilities other than dialysis facilities). They usually attempt to mediate any disputes brought to their attention. They also engage in quality improvement activities unrelated to patient complaints. Quality Improvement Organizations operate under contracts with the federal Medicare agency.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs offer one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families regarding eligibility and coverage. State Health Insurance Assistance Programs operate under contracts with the federal Medicare agency.

ESRD Network
 

ESRD Networks receive and investigate patient grievances relating to dialysis care. They usually attempt to mediate any disputes brought to their attention. They also engage in quality improvement activities unrelated to patient complaints. ESRD Networks operate under contracts with the federal Medicare agency.

 

#15 Intermountain End Stage Renal Disease Network
165 S. Union Blvd., Suite 466
Lakewood, CO  80228
1-800-783-8818

State-Run Programs
 

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
1-602-417-4000
1-800-654-8713

  • Adult Programs: Arizona's Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services
  • Programs for Children: KidsCare is affordable health insurance for children 18 years old or younger. KidsCare is provided by the State of Arizona and is administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
  • Additional Programs: Health Insurance for Adults without children (AHCCCS) Health insurance for adults without children.

 

Organ Donor Registry
 

Organ donation can save as many eight lives through transplantation. There are nearly 100,000 kidney patients on the transplant list with only 10,000 donors. This disparity leads to an average wait time of 3-5 years to receive a transplant. To learn more about joining the registry, please visit the resources listed below.

Donate Life Arizona

Health Reform Status
 
  • Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Arizona.
  • Medicaid: It is unknown at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

 

Legislative Session Schedule
 

Convenes: January 12, 2015
Adjourns: April 25, 2015 (estimated)

 
 

Dialysis Patient Citizens
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite #1475
Washington, DC 20005

Toll free: 1-866-877-4242
Fax: 888-423-5002
Email: dpc@dialysispatients.org