To be eligible for the state funded Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRD), members must be Wisconsin residents diagnosed as having end-stage renal disease. In addition, members that are eligible for Medicare must pay Medicare Part B premiums in order to receive WCDP renal disease benefits. If the member is eligible for Medicare but chose to delay Medicare participation, the member is not eligible to receive WCDP renal disease benefits until the member begins paying Medicare Part B premiums.
If a CRD member is a Medicare participant at the time of application, the eligibility date is determined by the date of the initial treatment. However, if the member is Medicare-eligible but has chosen not to pay for premiums, the WCDP eligibility date is designated as the date that Medicare benefits are initiated.
CRD members are eligible to receive the following WCDP covered services:
Inpatient and outpatient dialysis and transplant treatments.
One pre-transplant dental examination, and X-rays.
Kidney donor transplant-related medical services.
Certain prescription medications.
Certain home supplies.
Certain laboratory and X-ray services