End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is a medical condition in which a person's kidneys cease functioning on a permanent basis leading to the need for a regular course of long-term dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life.

Did You Know?

You may be eligible for MEDICARE if you have ESRD.

You can get Medicare no matter how old you are if your kidneys no longer work, you need regular dialysis or have had a kidney transplant.

Patients with kidney failure can receive Medicare regardless of age, and without 24 months of disability.

The Medicare End Stage Renal Disease Program is a national health insurance program for people with ESRD.

For information on how to apply for Medicare with ESRD

Learn about your eligibility and coverage options if you need regular dialysis or have had a kidney transplant

Medicare and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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If you have Medicaid, there are benefits of having Medicare in addition to Medicaid.

The provider network for Medicare is larger than Medicaid's so you may have more choices when it comes to your healthcare.

In many cases if you have Medicaid, you will automatically be enrolled in a Medicare Savings Program (MSP). Also run through Medicaid, the MSP offers additional assistance by paying your Medicare Part B premium. Depending on your income, you may also qualify for payment of your Medicare deductibles, coinsurances and copayments.

Additional Resources

Social Security Office Locator

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Where can I find more information on ESRD?

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National Kidney Foundation

End-Stage Renal Disease Network Program

American Kidney Fund