WAC 182-540-005 Kidney disease program (KDP)—Definitions

The following definitions and those found in chapter 182-500 WAC, apply to this chapter for the purpose of administering the kidney disease program.
"Affiliate" - A facility, hospital, unit, business, or person having an agreement with a kidney center to provide specified services to ESRD patients;
"Applicant for KDP" - A person who submits a new application for assistance under the kidney disease program (KDP), or an existing client who has had a break in eligibility of over thirty days;
"Application documentation" - A "medical eligibility determination" letter from the department of social and health services (DSHS) and/or a Washington apple health (WAH) eligibility determination letter from the health care authority (the agency) either approving or denying an application for WAH;
"Certification" - The kidney center or affiliate has determined a person eligible for the KDP for a defined period of time;
"End-stage renal disease (ESRD)" - The stage of renal impairment which is irreversible and permanent, and requires dialysis or kidney transplant to ameliorate uremic symptoms and maintain life. For purposes of the KDP, this includes persons who have received a transplant;
"KDP application" - The agency Form 13-566 which the person completes and submits to the KDP contractor to determine KDP eligibility;
"KDP client" - A person who has a diagnosis of ESRD or had a diagnosis of ESRD and has received a kidney transplant and has been determined eligible for the kidney disease program as determined by a KDP contractor;
"KDP contractor" - A kidney center or other ESRD facility that has contracted with the health care authority (the agency), kidney disease program to provide ESRD services to KDP clients;
"KDP manual" - A manual that describes the KDP contract guidelines and procedures for a KDP contractor;
"Kidney center" - A facility as defined and certified by the federal government to provide ESRD services.
"Kidney disease program (KDP)" - A state-funded program managed by the Washington state health care authority that provides financial assistance to eligible persons for the costs of ESRD medical care;
"Spenddown" - The process by which a person uses incurred medical expenses to offset income to meet the financial standards established by the agency. (See WAC 182-519-0110.)

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