News & Announcements

News & Announcements

  • CMS' 2018 ESRD PPS AKI AND QIP PROPOSED RULE

    On June 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies for the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The rule covers payment rates for renal dialysis services, including updates to acute kidney injury, furnished to beneficiaries on or before January 1, 2018 ...

  • ESRD Saline Draws and Station Cleaning Memos Released

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released two memos of guidance for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities on cleaning the patient station and filing saline syringes at patient treatment station.

  • NRAA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY

    [Philadelphia, P.A. – March 15, 2017] In 2017, the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) celebrates 40 years of contribution to the dialysis and kidney care community. Since 1977, membership with our organization enables connections and an open exchange of best practices that strengthen our community.

  • STATEMENT ON THE CONFIRMATION OF SEEMA VERMA AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR CMS

    The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) congratulates Seema Verma on her confirmation by the United States Senate to be the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.

  • NRAA LAUNCHES 'NRAA VOICES' - A NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY

    [Philadelphia, P.A.–February 15, 2017] The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) is proud to launch NRAA Voices; a new, interactive online community exclusive to NRAA members.

  • Statement on the Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of HHS

    The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) congratulates Representative Tom Price on his confirmation by the United States Senate to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the principle agency for protecting the health of all Americans.

  • RSE 2017 ESRD PPS Calculator - Now Available!

    How do you know MAC is paying you correctly? Our partners at Prima Health Analytics have updated the RSE ESRD PPS Calculator for 2017!

  • CMS Issues Final Rule Updating Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule for 2017

    The CMS' final rule updating the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2017 includes an expansion of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model in 2018.

  • THE INITIATIVE FOR KIDNEY CARE ADVANCEMENT

    We are excited to announce the Initiative for Kidney Care Advancement, a three-tiered framework designed to encourage greater collaboration, dialogue and engagement among the NRAA membership.

  • NRAA 2015-2016 Annual Achievement Report

    We are pleased to share with you NRAA’s first ever Annual Achievement Report, which reflects on the progress we have made in the kidney care arena, and the status of our organization.

  • Q&A with Health IT Expert Howard Thomas

    In honor of National Health IT Week, RSE Presented a Q&A with Health IT Expert Howard Thomas on the "State of Health IT"

  • NRAA Joins Forces with the CDC's Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (September 27, 2016) — We are proud to announce that NRAA has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition.

  • CMS Releases Proposed Rule Updating Payment Policies and Rates Under the ESRD PPS

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on Friday, June 24 that would “update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2017.”

  • NRAA STATEMENT REGARDING H.R. 5506 AND S. 3090

    NRAA, on behalf of independent, regional community-based and hospital-based dialysis providers throughout the United States, thanks Representatives Young (R-IN), Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senators Nelson (D-FL), Heller (R-NV) for their efforts, dedication to kidney care, and the process they utilized to receive stakeholder input for the Dialysis PATIENT ...

  • NRAA Responds to Recent ESCO Announcement by Providing Education & Dialogue

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week a Request for Applications for the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Model.

  • NRAA CHATS WITH AN ESRD SOCIAL WORKER – AN INTEGRAL PART IN QUALITY PATIENT CARE

    In honor of National Social Worker’s month, the NRAA wants to shed some light on this crucial role in our dialysis units. Read the interview with Cecilia “Ceci” Rumsey, MSW a Clinical Social Worker at UVA Dialysis Program and her experiences with ESRD patients.