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Insurance 101 for People on Dialysis

Pencils ready? Good! Because it’s time to jot down some great tips about insurance and how it works when you need dialysis. Here are some of the most common questions from people on dialysis.

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Understanding the Health Care Marketplace When You're On Dialysis

More and more articles, speeches and advertisements are surfacing regarding the Affordable Care Act and Marketplace (formerly known as Exchanges). It can be somewhat confusing and that is why the Insurance Management Team at DaVita is available to assist you with reviewing the plan options that best fits your needs, whether through the Marketplace or another resource.

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Insurance and Kidney Disease: Keeping You Covered

Health insurance coverage is an important part of maintaining your financial health and peace of mind when you have kidney disease. Luckily, there are many resources and experts available to help you with all things insurance.

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Travel, Insurance and Dialysis

Are you itching to travel but feel as though it’s too difficult because of your dialysis treatments? It’s time to pack your suitcase, because traveling is easier when DaVita social workers and insurance management team representatives help make arrangements for dialysis treatments. Learn how trouble-free it can be to transfer your medical records to one of the more than 2,000 DaVita® dialysis centers in the United States when you hit the road.

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Billing Q&A for Dialysis Patients

The process of billing for your dialysis treatments may seem overwhelming, and you are likely to have questions about how it works. DaVita insurance counselors can take the guess work out of the top questions dialysis patients have about billing. Scroll through the Q&A and find the answers you’ve been seeking.

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Open Enrollment — Is It That Time Again?

The year came and went and now it’s time for health insurance open enrollment. Maintaining your health insurance is important when you need dialysis, so that’s why we're giving you tips on what to consider when making decisions about your health coverage.

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Important Enrollment Information for Dialysis Patients with Medicare

Learn about which dates you should mark on your calendar when you have Medicare and are on dialysis. The DaVita® Insurance Management Team is available to guide patients and give them the insurance support they need to make sure enrollment goes smoothly.

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What is COBRA?

Many people who find out they have chronic kidney disease (CKD) may feel worried about their health. And trying to figure out what insurance you need may add to the stress. Read on to understand what COBRA continuation coverage is, how it works and who can receive it.

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Health Care reform: 6 things kidney patients should know

Health care reform is a hot topic, and in 2010 new laws were passed that could affect people with kidney disease and their families. Here are six things kidney patients should know to help navigate through health care reform, also known as the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.

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Who pays my dialysis bills?

Who pays your dialysis bills when you have end stage renal disease (ESRD)? Does the government pay through Medicare or does your insurance plan at work cover the treatment costs? Learn how both insurance plans may come together to help pay your dialysis bills.

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Prescription drug insurance: Medicare Part D for people with kidney disease

Prescription drugs can be costly for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis. Medicare Part D was created by the U.S. government to assist in paying for prescriptions. If you have Medicare Part A, Part B or both, you may be eligible for Medicare Part D. See if Medicare Part D may be the right prescription drug insurance plan and how you can apply.

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Medicare and chronic kidney disease

Medicare is a government health insurance providing coverage to Americans 65 and older. People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD) are also eligible for Medicare after a law was passed in 1972. Find out if you’re eligible for Medicare and what kidney treatments this type of insurance covers.

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How dialysis is paid for

Finding out you have kidney disease and need dialysis can be stressful. In addition to worrying about your health, you may also wonder how you will be able to afford treatment. For patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) there are different options available to offset the cost of dialysis. Learn more »

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