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    Welcome to the RPA's Nephrology Coverage Advocacy Program

    RPA launched the NCAP initiative in June 2003 to serve as an advocate and national representative for physicians engaged in the study and management of patients with renal disease. NCAP is actively involved in educating RPA members about reimbursement coverage and regulatory issues which impact patient care. 

    NCAP promotes the development of more effective renal coverage policies at the Medicare/Medicaid carrier level and greater participation by nephrology as a specialty.

    The purpose of NCAP is to provide a forum in which nephrologists from around the country can (1) ensure that there is appropriate nephrology representation and input into the development of local coverage policies affecting renal care; (2) learn appropriate methods by which they can shape local renal coverage policies; and (3) exchange information regarding renal coverage policies across state and regional boundaries.

    15th Annual Forum
    June 3-4, 2017
    Washington, DC
    Registration now open 

    The 15th Annual NCAP Forum is supported by an educational grant from Amgen. 

    Recent Webinars

    ESRD Bundle Add-on: What Nephrologists Need to Know
    February 23 at 2:00 PM Eastern
    Speaker: Keith Bellovich, DO

    The 2017 NCAP webinar series is supported by an educational grant from Amgen. 

    NCAP Fall 2016 Webinar Series

    How to Influence Medicare Carrier Policy
    September 15 at 3:30-4:30 PM Eastern 
    Speakers: Robert Fuld, MD
    Robert Kenney, MD
    Robert Blaser

    AKI Coverage Policy: What You Need to Know 
    November 10 at 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern
    Speaker: Marilyn Galler, MD

    MACRA: How to Prepare Your Nephrology Practice
    December 9 at 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern
    Speaker: Adam Weinstein, MD 
    View the recorded webinar 

    How to Utilize Telehealth in Nephrology
    December 13 at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
    Speaker: Chester Amedia, MD
    View the recorded webinar


    The NCAP Fall Webinar Series is supported by educational grants from Amgen and
    Hospira, a Pfizer Company. 

    The NCAP Annual Forum was held June 4-5, 2016 at the
    Liaison Hotel in Washington, DC. View the presentations

    The 14th Annual NCAP Forum was supported by educational grants from Amgen,
    Hospira, a Pfizer Company, and AtCor.

    Here’s what past attendees have said about this Forum:

    “NCAP gives me direct insight into reimbursement issues facing nephrology practices in other regions as well as my own. I find this an important “heads up” as to trends that might be coming my way.”

    “NCAP helps me understand the nuances of payment systems."

    “NCAP provides perspectives that can't be gotten anywhere else."

    For more information or to join NCAP, please contact Amy Beckrich at 301-468-3515 or abeckrich@renalmd.org.
    If you are a CAC representative, please let us know by contacting Amy Beckrich at abeckrich@renalmd.org.