Patient Support and Financial Resources
National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming
Provides patient emergency financial assistance grants to kidney patients living in Colorado, Montana or Wyoming.
The Kidney TRUST
Assists dialysis patients needing help with co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles for medical treatment, services, and prescription drugs. Please note that the Kidney Trust has specific application periods during each year. Please check before you apply.
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.
#15 Intermountain End Stage Renal Disease Network
165 S. Union Blvd., Suite 466
Lakewood, CO 80228
The Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
Denver Metro Area 1-800-221-3943
Outside of the Denver Metro Area 1-800-221-3943
- Adult Programs: Health care services to eligible low-income residents of this state.
- Programs for Children: Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost health insurance for Colorado's uninsured children and pregnant women. CHP+ is public health insurance for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance.
- Additional Programs: If you have been denied health insurance due to a pre-existing medical condition, or have exhausted your COBRA benefits, we may be able to help. While CoverColorado is not a low income plan, this may be your best option if you are unable to obtain coverage elsewhere and can afford it. 1-888-770-1120.
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.
Colorado does offer Medigap Insurance for dialysis patients under 65.
Health Reform Status
- Exchange: Colorado will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
- Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.
Legislative Session Schedule
Convenes: January 14, 2015
Adjourns: May 11, 2015 (estimated)