American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) The AAKP is a national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients. They provide education and seek to improve the health and well-being of chronic kidney disease patients.
American Kidney Fund (AKF) The AKF provides financial assistance to kidney patients. They have helpful information on their website on many topics including finances, lifestyle ideas, and kidney disease.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
(800) 999-1118 Coordination of Benefits
Dialysis Facility Compare This website allows you to search for and compare dialysis facilities.
Life Options The Life Options website provides research-based materials and outreach to help people live long and well with kidney disease.
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) The NKF provides education regarding prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease.
(855) 653-7337 Peer Support Line
Renal Support Network (RSN) The RSN is a patient-run non-profit organization. It offers non-medical services to those affected by kidney disease.
(800) 579-1970 Hopeline connects you with someone who has lived successfully with kidney disease.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.
MI: (800) 803-7174
MN: (800) 333-2433
ND: (888) 575-6611
SD: (800) 536-8197
WI: (800) 242-1060
State Survey Agencies (SSA) The State Survey Agencies inspect dialysis and transplant facilities to assure compliance with Medicare requirements. The SSA also receives complaints regarding quality of care and access to care.
MI: (800) 882-6006
MN: (800) 369-7994
ND: (701) 328-2352
SD: (605) 773-3356
WI: (608) 266-0224
Wisconsin Chronic Renal Disease (CRD) Program This program pays Wisconsin health care providers for treatment of chronic renal disease on behalf of those eligible and certified CRD Program participants after all other sources of payment have been used.