The Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission (AKDC) was established by the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas through Act 450 of 1971 to establish a program for the care and treatment of persons suffering from
Financial Assistance For Prescription Medicine
If you suffer from chronic renal disease and need financial assistance for prescription medicines, we
offer assistance. The client is required to utilize any available drug benefit before requesting the
AKDC to provide prescription coverage as the program is identified as a payer of last resort.
The AKDC may pay up to three (3) of ESRD- related prescriptions per month. Medication paid for by the program must be consistent with the approved AKDC formulary. A client co-pay of $2.00 is required for each allowable medication. Program co-payment for immuno-suppressant drugs
shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the Medicare allowable rate. Prior approval is required for Fosrenol, Renvela, and Sensipar.
Financial Assistance For Dental Services
The AKDC is a payer of last resort and can assist with co-payment. Please be aware that because of funding, the AKDC cannot provide payment for such dental services as exams, x-rays, dentures, partials, root canals, crowns, etc.
The AKDC may assist with some dental cost when a dental problem jeopardizes the health and treatment program outlined by the renal specialist. This assistance will be for those clients awaiting kidney transplantation. Payments for services rendered will require prior approval of such treatments and follow the established dental fee schedule.
Arkansas Dialysis Centers
Kidney Facts and Information
Learn about kidney disease symptoms and risk factors.
- The Dialysis Machine
- Exercise for Life
- Fluid and Dialysis
- Hemodialysis Adequacy
- How to Talk to Your Healthcare Team
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Skin and Hair Problems on Dialysis
- Traveling on Dialysis
- Vascular Access
- Cómo enfrentar la depresión
- El dializador
- Ejercicio físico durante toda la vida
- Líquido y diálisis
- Tener una hemodiálisis adecuada
- Cómo hablar con su equipo de atención médica
- Síndrome de piernas inquietas
- Problemas del cabello y de la piel por la diálisis
- Viajes con diálisis
- Acceso vascular