Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors 

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for their continued support of NRAA. With your partnership we are able to continue our mission to support independent and community-based dialysis providers through education,advocacy and services.

If your company would like to support NRAA in a greater capacity and elevate your presence among the kidney care community, we encourage you to become a Corporate Sponsor as well. Annual sponsorship opportunities are offered in three tiers: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Click here to learn more about becoming a Corporate Partner with NRAA. 

Platinum Level Sponsors

amgen_logo_-_100x100.png AMGEN

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. For more information, visit and follow us on


Privately held Ascend Clinical, LLC is the nation's leading provider of ESRD laboratory testing and electronic reporting for independent and hospital-based dialysis facilities. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA with 23 field offices and a product development office in Denver, CO, the company was named one of the Bay Area's Top Workplaces in 2010. Ascend Clinical serves independent dialysis providers throughout the 50 United States and territories.

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Renal Purchasing Group is the largest GPO that exclusively serves dialysis and nephrology. We hold pharmaceutical, ancillary and value service contracts that reach 97% of the renal community. We are committed to bringing our members the tools they need to provide quality patient care while keeping operating costs low. We will continue to leverage the critical mass of our membership to deliver the highest quality products and value-added services to our members at the lowest cost. We continually strive for better contracts and additional services to enable our collective membership to prosper. Our goal is to be the ultimate partner for both our members and our manufacturers.

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Silver Level Sponsors


Accreditation Commission for Health Care
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is a not-for-profit accrediting body with CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS, and a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2008. ACHC recently launched its Renal Dialysis Facility Accreditation and is pending CMS approval to perform initial Medicare certification surveys. Since 1986, ACHC has offered an accreditation process that is collaborative, educational, and genuinely patient-focused. Personal Account Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and a friendly, consultative approach make ACHC the provider’s choice.

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American Renal Associates (“ARA”) is a leading provider of outpatient dialysis services in the United States. As of September 30, 2018, ARA operated 235 dialysis clinic locations in 26 states and the District of Columbia serving approximately 16,000 patients with end stage renal disease. ARA operates principally through a physician partnership model, in which it partners with approximately 400 local nephrologists to develop, own and operate dialysis clinics. ARA’s Core Values emphasize taking good care of patients, providing physicians with clinical autonomy and operational support, hiring and retaining the best possible staff and providing best practices management services. For more information about ARA, visit



Baxter International Inc. Renal business is a leader in renal home therapies through its products for peritoneal dialysis (PD), providing solutions, devices and services for end-stage kidney disease patients. Baxter also distributes products for in-center hemodialysis. 

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Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for patients with kidney disease. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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National Dialysis Accreditation Commission is an Accreditation Organization (AO) specializing in the dialysis industry. NDAC was the first AO in the U.S. to be approved by CMS for deemed status for End Stage Renal Disease.  Dialysis providers successfully completing NDAC’s accreditation process can be awarded Medicare certification from CMS based on their accreditation with recommendation for deemed status by NDAC.  Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, NDAC offers accreditation services in all 50 United States and U.S. territories.  NDAC’s owners and executive leadership are experts and thought leaders with a long track record of success in ESRD, which is why NDAC provides Dialysis Accreditation by Dialysis Experts©

For more information about NDAC, please visit


NxStage Medical
is not your typical medical products company. We are a close-knit team of talented professionals driven by a shared commitment: to lead a movement to dramatically improve renal care with innovative yet simple therapeutic solutions that benefit patients, caregivers, and society. We pursue this goal through a passionate commitment to Innovate, Educate and Advocate for the breakthroughs that are redefining renal care. Additionally, NxStage works in community with its customers, patients, industry partners, and government leaders and agencies to realize the vision of better, simpler, more accessible renal care.

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NRAA Partners 


Nephrology News & Issues is a peer-reviewed national news magazine that takes a global approach to covering the political, social, and economic issues surrounding the delivery of dialysis and transplant care. The magazine's website,, provides daily updates on health care news that impacts renal care.

All NRAA Members receive a free subscription to the magazine.