2017 Spring Meeting and Day on the Hill

The Spring Meeting and Day on the Hill is the NRAA annual forum for advocacy and education. 

Schedule   |    Rates & Discounts   |   Registration   |   Patient Registration

Program and Speakers   |    CEU   |   Hotel & Reservations



Wednesday, May 24 – NRAA 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.

Detailed meeting agenda coming soon!

Thursday, May 25 – NRAA 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.


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.




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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.



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.  



CMS Updates and a Vision for the Future
CDC Making Dialysis Safer Coalition
Speaker: Ronke Apata
Direct from the Capitol: A Bipartisan Panel
Washington Update:  A Tour of the Issues
Speakers: NRAA Legislative Counsel Members from Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas
All You Need and Want to Know about TDAPA
Speaker: Kathy Lester, ACP
The ESCO Journey
Speaker: Terry Ketchersid, Fresenius Rx
AKI: Interpretation - Implementation, and Lessons Learned
Speakers: Julie Williams and Chris Lovell
Our Voice on the Hill
Speakers: Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas


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.


The Meeting Hotel

Loews Madison Hotel
1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 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 1-855-325-6397and using the name of the group.

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


Additional information