Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission
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 chronic renal disease. The legislation charged the AKDC to “provide financial assistance for persons suffering from chronic renal disease who require life-saving care and treatment to the extent as determined by the Commission.
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.
|AKDC Prescription Formulary|
|AKDC Prescription Drug Claim Form|
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.
|AKDC Dental Fee Schedule|
Arkansas Dialysis Centers
Click here to find a list of dialysis units near you.
Kidney Facts and Information
Learn about kidney disease symptoms and risk factors
Additional Information and Resources
- Proposed Rules for Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission
- American Associates of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
- National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
- Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Services
- Baptist Health
- Arkansas Children's Hospital
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Forms and Applications
|AKDC Initial Referral Application|
|AKDC Annual Renewal Application|
|AKDC Application for Fosrenol or Renvela|
|AKDC Application for Prior-Approval of Sensipar Co-Payment|
|2013 AKDC Status Change Form|
|AKDC Blank Claim Form|
|Rx Assistance Programs|
|Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission||Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205