Understanding Different Terms
Renal Failure (ESRD)
Patients need some kind of renal replacement therapy, i.e.
dialysis or transplantation.
U.S. Medicaid views this as less than 10% function.
Higher renal function, requiring some type of medical
management is considered.
If there is diminished renal function, but no biochemical
changes, other than an elevated BUN and creatinine level.