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For the kidney recipient

  • How to keep track of the information

    Tip

    If you have any questions, concerns or problems, ask your social worker or transplant coordinator.

    What to do when calling for information

    Any time you call Medicare, your insurance provider, Social Security, or any health care provider, be sure you do the following.

    • Write down the date and time of your conversation.
    • Write down the name and title of any person you talk to.
    • Write down a brief summary of your conversation. If you don't understand anything you are told, ask to have the information repeated or said more clearly.

    How to keep track of your materials

    You may be overwhelmed by the information you receive as you go through the transplant process. To help you stay organized, you may want to keep your papers in files and use notebooks that have pockets.

    To make organizing easier, you may want to group your papers.

    • Keep all explanation of benefits (known as EOBs) from Medicare or your insurance together.
    • File bills by whom they are from.
    • File all health care bills and receipts by provider. You may have one file for dialysis, one for your clinic, one for the hospital, etc.
    • File your papers, bills and receipts in order by date.

    Printable forms/lists

    Adobe Reader required to view Tests you need to take before a transplant

    Adobe Reader required to view Tests you may need to take before a transplant

    Adobe Reader required to view Current medicine list

    Adobe Reader required to view Questions for your insurance provider

    Adobe Reader required to view Weight, temperature and blood pressure log