Patient Support and Financial Resources
National Kidney Foundation of Virginia
Provides limited, short-term financial assistance to those affected by chronic kidney and/or urologic disease and living in area served by NKF Virginia.
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.
#5 Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition
1527 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
State Run Programs
Dept. of Medical Assistance Service
Adult Programs: Providing access to high quality, comprehensive health care services to those Virginians who qualify for our programs.
Programs for Children: FAMIS is Virginia's program that helps families provide health insurance to their 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.
Health Reform Status
- Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Virginia.
- Medicaid: It is not known at this time whether the state will expand Medicaid eligibility.
Legislative Session Schedule
Convenes: January 8, 2014
Adjourns: March 8, 2014 (estimated)