Hawaii

Number of Dialysis Patients Statewide: 
3,139
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.

 

#17 Western Pacific Renal Network
505 San Marin Dr. Bldg. A, Suite 300
Novato, CA  94945
1-800-232-3773

State-Run Programs
 

Quest Hawai'i
Oahu 587-3521
Hilo 933-0339
Kona 327-4970
Maui 243-5780
Kauai 241-3575
Molokai 553-1758
Lanai 565-7102

  • Adult Programs: Medicaid Fee-For-Service - Traditional Medicaid Quality health care services to eligible low-income residents of this state.
  • Programs for Children: Children with Special Health Needs Program (CSHNP):Serves children who have or may have long-term or chronic health conditions that requires specialized medical care, and their families.
  • Medication Programs: The Med-QUEST Division (MQD ) of the Hawaii State Department of Human Services (DHS) has programs that provide medical coverage for low income Hawaii residents.
 
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 Hawaii

Medigap Insurance
 

Hawaii offers Medigap Insurance to dialysis patients under 65.

Health Reform Status
 
  • Exchange: Hawaii will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
  • Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

 

Legislative Session Schedule
 
Convenes: January 21, 2015
Adjourns: May 5, 2016 (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