transplantation is very expensive, so you should make sure there are no special
riders or limitations on your policy. Prescription coverage is imperative, as
the cost of transplant medicines is high. If you have an HMO or POS insurance
plan, make sure you obtain all necessary referrals to avoid any billing issues.
your health plan covers only partial costs, your social worker and/or financial
coordinator can help you find ways to finance the out-of-pocket expenses. There
are programs designed to assist transplant recipients with their unique
having health insurance poses a challenge for patients in need of kidney
transplantation, but your financial coordinator can help you to investigate a
number of other options, such as state or federal funding and assistance
through charitable organizations or advocacy groups.
with your local Medicaid office for eligibility,
which is based primarily on income. In addition, most states have a High-Risk
Health Insurance Pool for individuals with preexisting conditions who need to
purchase an insurance plan. Check with your state's insurance commissioner for
the Internet, you can log onto your state's website, where you will find links
to government agencies for insurance or health care. You can also consult your
local phone book for agency listings under the government section.
There are several agencies that will assist you
in fund raising, and we can provide you with information on these resources. If
you are out of work due to disability, you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance. You will become eligible for Medicare coverage
after receiving these Social Security benefits for two years.
Information about our living donor program.
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