Nebraska

Number of Dialysis Patients Statewide: 
1,590
Patient Support and Financial Resources
 

Nebraska Chronic Renal Disease Program
This program provides assistance with medical care and medical supplies to residents of Nebraska who have been diagnosed with Renal Disease.
1-402-471-3121

Nebraska Kidney Association
Provides emergency financial aid for kidney and transplant patients with a demonstrated need.
1-800-642-1255

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.

 

#12 Heartland Kidney Network
7306 NW Tiffany Springs Pky. Suite 230
Kansas City, MO  64152
1-800-444-9965

State Run Programs
 

Nebraska Medicaid
1-402-471-3121
1-800-254-4202

  • Adult Programs: Pays for covered medical services for those persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements.
  • Programs for Children: Kids Connection (also known as CHIP)  provides health care coverage for children under age 19.

 

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.

Nebraska Organ Recovery

Health Reform Status
 
  • Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Nebraska.
  • Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.

 

Legislative Session Schedule
 

Convenes: January 9, 2013
Adjourns: March 8, 2014 (estimated)
Recess: June 6, 2013 to January 7, 2014 (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