Spring Meeting

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Join us for two days of education and advocacy in Washington D.C. at NRAA’s Spring Meeting and Day on the Hill. This annual forum provides members and patients the opportunity to meet with their Representatives about issues impacting their dialysis facilities. In addition, the event offers valuable education and networking opportunities for members.


Wednesday, May 24 - Spring Meeting - Education and Networking 
A full day of speakers addressing the latest information on policy and regulations. These sessions also offer practical approaches to help dialysis providers comply and succeed. The meeting will also feature networking opportunities, with breakfast, lunch, breaks and an evening networking reception all included.

The Agenda

8:30 AM | Welcome & Introduction

8:35 AM | CMS Updates and a Vision for the Future 
  • Focus: Current climate/situation, changes and vision for the future
  • Speaker: Lawrence Wilson, CMS
9:30 AM | CDC Making Dialysis Safer Coalition
10:15 AM | Networking Coffee Break

10:45 AM | Direct from the Capitol: A Bipartisan Panel
  • Panelists:
    • Brett Baker, Health Care Policy Advisor, Senate Finance Committee, Majority
    • Jaymi Light, Legislative Assistant, Senator Todd Young
    • Kristen O'Neill, Health Policy Advisor for Representative Green
12:15 PM | Lunch & Networking 

1:45 PM | Washington Update: A Tour of the Issues 
  • Speakers: NRAA Legislative Counsel members from Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas
2:30 PM | The ESCO Journey
3:30 PM | Networking Coffee Break

4:00 PM | AKI: Interpretation, Implementation and Lessons Learned
4:45 PM | Our Voice on the Hill
  • Speakers: NRAA Legislative Counsel members from Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas
5:30 PM | Cocktail Reception

Thursday, May 25 - Day on the Hill - Advocacy in Action!
NRAA Day on the Hill provides you with the opportunity for face-to-face meetings with Representatives and Senators to tell your story and discuss your facility’s top priorities and concerns.

8:00 AM | Breakfast on the Hill with Rep. Jason Smith

9:00 AM | Hill Visits

 Education Credit: CEU

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10584.
Sign-in for sessions are required onsite, and certificates will be issued after the meeting.


Rates - Member Discounts and Early Bird Discounts
Plan to attend the NRAA 2017 Spring Meeting and Day on the Hill - NRAA’s annual forum for advocacy and education, to be held this May in Washington, DC.   With an agenda focused on policy changes and regulatory requirements, the Spring Meeting provides timely and critical information for independent dialysis providers, plus an opportunity to network with fellow members, vendors and colleagues.

Advance Registration has ended, all registrations from this point on will be processed on-site at the meeting. Please feel free to print and complete the registration form below, and bring with you to expedite registering on-site at the meeting. Download and Print a Registration Form 

Registration Policies 

  • Early Bird discounts available through April 10, 2017.
  • The NRAA Spring Meeting is open to members and prospective members of NRAA. 
  • Only Primary Representatives and Additional Contacts of NRAA member companies are eligible for the member discounted rate.
  • Register in advance through Monday, May 15, 2017. Registrations after this date will be made onsite.
  • Refund/Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to nraa@nraa.org before May 8, 2017. Refunds (less a $50 administrative fee) will be issued after the meeting. No refunds for cancellations made after May 8, 2017.

Patient Registration for NRAA Day on the Hill 

Invite your patients to join you! NRAA provides funding to members who bring patients to Day on the Hill.  

Bringing a patient with you adds a unique perspective to your meetings will drive home the importance of adequate reimbursement and the impact on patient care in your facility.   If you have a patient who is interested in this opportunity and would contribute to your meetings, please register them using the Patient Registration Form (patient registrations cannot be done online). 

NRAA will work with you to secure hotel accommodations and will cover room and tax as well as reimburse you for coach airfare for your patient’s travel.

Note – patients must accompany a member attendee; patients cannot attend on their own.

The Meeting Hotel 

Loews Madison Hotel
1177 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

View more information on the Loews Madison Hotel 

Hotel Reservations 

NRAA has secured a discounted rate of $309 per night, plus applicable taxes, at the Loews Madison for NRAA Spring Meeting & Day on the Hill attendees. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The special NRAA rate will be offered until Friday, April 28, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Loews Madison online through the reservations link above or by calling 1-855-325-6397 and using the name of the group.

Click here to reserve a hotel room in the NRAA room block