End Stage Renal Disease Law and Legal Definition

End stage renal disease is federal program adopted by the U.S under medicare. End stage renal disease (US federal program) is a type of federal insurance in the United States that covers people who require dialysis or renal transplant. Under this program an individual who is otherwise qualified under medicare's work history requirements will get medicare coverage if they had stage five chronic kidney diseases (CKD). Earlier medicare benefits were given only to those who were above 65 years of age.

End-stage renal disease also refers to the fifth stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD).