Kidney Health Care (KHC)

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Attention KHC providers:

  • Change in processing of Incomplete Applications, effective immediately. Learn more. Posted 12/13/2017
  • Clients affected by Hurricane Harvey may be able to receive early prescription refills from their pharmacy. An emergency procedure has been created for pharmacists to follow if a prescription rejects with an error code “79” (“Refill Too Soon”). Learn more. Posted 10/06/2017
  • Zortess (everolimus): New Drug Benefit for eligible clients. Learn more. Posted 7/6/17
  • The Fax Cover for KHC Medicare Rx Update Form has been replaced by the Medicare Part D Update and Insurance Update forms. Learn morePosted 7/5/2017
  • Change to Record Retention Requirement from 5 years to 7 years effective September 1, 2015. Read the notice. Posted 3/14/2017

Benefit Summary

The Kidney Health Care Program (KHC) helps people with end-stage renal disease get their health care services. It helps clients with their

  • Dialysis treatments
  • Access surgery
  • Drugs
  • Travel to health care visits
  • Medicare premiums

Eligibility Summary

The program is available to anyone who

  1. lives in Texas
  2. has an income of less than $60,000 per year
  3. has a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from a licensed physician
  4. meets Medicare’s definition of ESRD
  5. gets regular dialysis treatments OR has received a kidney transplant
  6. can NOT get Medicaid medical, drug, or travel benefits  

Send comments, questions, complaints, or broken links by e-mail to Kidney Health Care.  

Last updated December 13, 2017