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Welcome to the RPA's PAL Program

RPA launched the NCAP initiative in 2003 to provide robust policy and regulatory education and training and shape policies at the federal and local level. In 2018, RPA unveiled a NEW name for its advocacy program. NCAP is now RPA Policy Advocacy Leadership (RPA PAL). 


Through RPA PAL nephrologists, practice managers and administrators receive training to help ensure that coverage and payment policies do not compromise kidney patient care. 

This educational effort enables nephrology practitioners and practice managers to feel comfortable talking about public policy issues with federal, state and local elected and appointed officials.

As a forum for nephrology leaders, RPA PAL provides the best strategies for promoting awareness of kidney disease among policy makers and ensuring the continuation of best practices in patient care.  



2020 Annual Forum
June 27-28, 2020
Washington, DC - Kimpton Hotel Palomar

Check back in April 2020 for more details.


The 2019 PAL Annual Forum (view the presentations)and 2019 webinar series are supported by an educational grant from Amgen.


2019 RPA PAL Webinar Series 

New Payment Models Affecting Nephrologists and Kidney Care Delivery
September 16; 2pm ET
Speaker: Jeff Giullian, MD
Register today!


More to come!

The 16th Annual NCAP Forum (view the presentations) and 2018 webinar series was supported by an educational grant from Amgen.


2018 RPA PAL Webinar Series

Future of Dialysis Accreditation 
Speaker: Glenda M. Payne, MS, RN, CNN

CKD Patient Management-Lessons Learned from the PREPARE NOW Study
Speakers: Jamie Green, MD, MS
Available on RPA eLearning

New Payment Policies and Nephrology Practice
Speaker: Jeffrey Giullian, MD, MBA
Available on RPA eLearning

Telehealth Changes Affecting Home Dialysis
Speaker: Nishant Jalandhara, MD and Robert Blaser
Available on RPA eLearning


There's no registration fee to attend RPA PAL or Capitol Hill Day and all nephrology practitioners and practice managers are invited to attend!

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

"The ONLY place to get comprehensive info regarding policy and payment matters."

“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, please contact Amy Beckrich at 301-468-3515 or

If you are a CAC representative, please let us know by contacting Amy Beckrich at

Renal Physicians Association

1700 Rockville Pike
Suite 220
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-468-3515
Fax: 301-468-3511

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