Membership Benefits

The NRAA is a non-profit trade association of dialysis organizations founded on the belief that patients deserve access and choice among their dialysis providers, including freestanding and hospital-based facilities.

NRAA membership will provide you with access to kidney care education, a strong voice on the hill, opportunities for networking, services that will assist you in running your organization and features only available to members.

Education

  • Timely, relevant information related to dialysis provider regulatory, reimbursement, quality and operational matters
  • Access to Webinar Wednesdays - a monthly webinar series (members attend for free)
  • Live education at our in person meetings (members receive discounted rates)
  • Access to Education Station, an e-learning platform for dialysis and kidney care professionals
  • CEUs and CMEs from accredited sponsors
  • NRAA webinars and conference calls on QAPI, integrated care, water treatment, cost reports, CDC NHSN, grassroots advocacy, CROWNWeb, and more

 

 

Advocacy

  • Advocacy in Washington, DC to help independent and community-based providers survive in a challenging reimbursement environment
  • Regular updates and calls to action on developments that impact renal providers and patients
  • Legislative consultants who provide expertise and a voice for NRAA on Capitol Hill
  • Day on the Hill β€“ attend for an opportunity to meet face to face with Representatives, Senators, and key Congressional staffers to tell your story
  • Interaction with ESRD industry leaders – NRAA routinely participates with policy groups and meets regularly with leadership at CMS and HHS

 

 

   

Features

  • Renal Watch, the NRAA weekly newsletter, covers industry related news including the latest developments on issues impacting dialysis providers and kidney care professionals
  • Exclusive access to a members only (log-in protected) section featuring resource documents, committee activity, a searchable membership directory, education library, research studies, surveys, business tools, white papers and analyses, and much more

 

 

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Networking

  • NRAA's Initiative for Kidney Care Advancement provides opportunities for collaboration with other NRAA members and renal expert professionals
  • Regional meetings bring together members to discuss issues at the state and local level
  • Annual Fall Conference Exhibit Hall features 60+ exhibitors showcasing products and services
  • Leadership opportunities through committees and the Board of Directors
  • Relationships with patient and related organizations – to help build a better ESRD community, NRAA works with:
    • Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC)
    • American Association of Nephrology Nurses (ANNA)
    • American Society of Nephrologists (ASN)
    • ESRD Networks
    • Kidney Care Partners (KCP)
    • Renal Physicians Association (RPA)
    • Renal Support Network (RSN)
    • And more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

"My affiliation with NRAA has enabled our program to be proactive in planning and well-positioned to manage changes. The value NRAA provides me personally and to our organization is immeasurable."
Debbie Cote, University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)