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 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 13
4200 Perimeter Center Drive Suite 102
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
State Run Programs
- Adult Programs: This program helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can't afford them.
- Medication Programs: RX for Oklahoma Help access prescription assistance programs provided by pharmaceutical companies.
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.
Oklahoma offers Medigap Insurance for dialysis patients under 65.
Health Reform Status
- Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Oklahoma.
- Medicaid: The state will not expand Medicaid eligibility.
Legislative Session Schedule
Convenes: February 4, 2013
Adjourns: May 31, 2014 (estimated)
Recess: May 25, 2013 to February 2, 2014