Kidney Health Care

Kidney Health Care (KHC) is a statewide program that helps Texans with end-stage renal disease pay for:

  • Dialysis treatments
  • Access surgery
  • Drugs
  • Travel to transplant or dialysis services (mileage reimbursement)
  • Medicare premiums

KHC News

Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act will provide lifetime Medicare coverage of immunosuppressant drugs (ISDs) for kidney transplant recipients who are eligible for Medicare. For more information on this Medicare benefit, read our Expanded Medicare Coverage of ISDs for Kidney Transplant Patients notice (PDF).

How to Become a Provider

Providers can enroll with KHC through the Provider Enrollment and Management System (PEMS). Visit the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) Provider Enrollment website for more information on the enrollment process. To fully enroll and start receiving payments, submit the Texas Identification Number (TIN) Application - Form 4109 (PDF) as an attachment in PEMS. You can receive payments electronically by completing and emailing the TIN Application and Direct Deposit Authorization – Form 74-176 (PDF) to SH Provider Relations.

Call the TMHP Contact Center at 800-925-9126 for more information.

To Learn More

Email HHSC Specialty Health Provider Relations or email HHSC KHC.

Provider Manual and Rules

Kidney Health Care Rules and Legislation

Access Surgery and Dialysis Rate Information

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Kidney Health Care
Mail Code 1938
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9947