Patient Support and Financial Resources
North Dakota Community Action Partnership
The Diabetes Program provides diabetes supplies to eligible individuals on an emergency basis. Available in Region II, Region III, Region IV and Region VI.
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.
#11 Renal Network of the Upper Midwest
1360 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55108
State Run Programs
North Dakota Dept. of Human Services
- Adult Programs:Comprehensive medical care for needy: elderly, disabled, blind, children, pregnant women.
- Programs for Children: Healthy Steps Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Provides comprehensive health care coverage for uninsured children.
- Medication Programs: Prescription Connection for North Dakota- RxConnectND Connects qualified, low-income people with patient assistance programs for low-cost/free prescription drugs.
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.
Health Reform Status
- Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in North Dakota.
- Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.
Legislative Session Schedule
Convenes: January 8, 2013
Adjournes: May 3, 2013
No Even Year Session