North Carolina

Number of Dialysis Patients Statewide: 
15,399

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.

 

ESRD Network of the South Atlantic

909 Aviation Parkway, Suite 300
Morrisville, NC 27560
Direct: (919) 463-4512
Main: (919) 463-4500
Toll Free: 1-800-524-7139

State Run Programs

 

North Carolina Dept of  Medical Assistance
1-800-662-7030
Wake County
1-919-855-4400

  • Adult Programs: Insurance program for low-income individuals, seniors, blind, disabled, and families who cannot afford health care costs.
  • Programs for Children: North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children is a free or reduced price comprehensive health care program for 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 North Carolina

 

Medigap Insurance

 

North Carolina offers Medigap Insurance for dialysis patients under 65.

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

 

 

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