Webinar Wednesdays Program

Webinar Wednesdays

NRAA Webinar Wednesdays is a monthly educational webinar series presented by leaders in the dialysis and kidney care industry. Each month experts address best practices in patient care, quality improvement, facility leadership and team management. Tune-in and access learning on the go! 

  • Convenient – no travel, no time away from the office, and no special equipment is required (just a computer with internet connection and speaker or phone)
  • Timely – features information that supports effective facility management and optimal patient care
  • Interactive - ask questions related to the webinar topic / subject and receive answers to them at the end of the webinar
  • Earn CEU Credit – NRAA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10584, for 1 contact hour per webinar

All Webinar Wednesdays are recorded and available on-demand on NRAA Education Station. Interested in attending a live webinar? Check out this month's webinar below and register. Webinars are intended for kidney care professionals and are open to both members and non-members of the NRAA.


ESRD and Medicare Advantage in 2021: Preparing for Change
October 7, 2020 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

In 2016, Congress decided that people who are eligible for Medicare due to a diagnosis of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) would become eligible to enroll in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans beginning January 1, 2021.

This will directly impact how dialysis professionals manage the patient experience.

Beginning in 2021, ESRD beneficiaries will have the option to enroll in Medicare Advantage, even if they had been previously diagnosed. This presents a new challenge for dialysis providers as they educate patients on their choices, taking quality and cost into consideration.

Our panel of experts will address the questions that face dialysis providers, such as navigating the impact this has on the management of services, incentives for selection of care modality, and admission/re-admission rates. At the same time and most importantly, providers face addressing the needs of patients for information on services available and costs to them, whether in or out-of-network, supplemental insurance, and more.

During this webinar, participants will:
  1. Gain a greater understanding of this change from the facility and patient perspectives
  2. Understand practical guidance on what makes for a successful contract to ensure the stability of expectations for dialysis service provision
  3. Review of program management as changes and new drugs arrive in the market

Presented by:

Dave Oppenlander, CFO at Centers for Dialysis Care, Inc.
Cheryl Winterich, VP, Strategic Planning at Centers for Dialysis Care, Inc.
Howard Thomas, HIT Consultant

Members and Non-Members may register. 




NRAA Members (must be either Primary Representative or Additional Contact)  FREE
Non-Members $15

Not yet a member and looking for a dependable source of education, become an NRAA member

Continuing Education Credit
Members $5
Non-Members $5

Webinar Assistance

Webinar FAQs / Tips for Webinar Participation

How do I access a live webinar?
If you’ve lost your email confirmation that has the access information, you can simply go right to Education Station! Simply login to the main page, and if it is around the time of the webinar, you will receive a prompt to join the live webcast. If you do not see this prompt, go into Programs, and click on the one you registered for.

Cancellation Policy

NRAA will issue a full refund for cancellations on registrations received up to 24-hours prior to the scheduled broadcast start time. Please contact NRAA directly at (215)320-4981 or email education@nraa.org to cancel & request a refund.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24-hours prior to the scheduled broadcast start time.

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Gaining knowledge is something we always encourage here at NRAA! If you would like to learn more about accessing our past sessions, please visit the Webinar Wednesday Library on NRAA Education Station.

NRAA Education Station is a robust educational resource for kidney care professionals. New content is regularly added to the library including our monthly Webinar Wednesday series, presentations from our Annual Conference presentations legislation updates, special series, professional development resources and more.

Visit NRAAEducationStation.org today!


For questions about registration for Webinar Wednesdays or other NRAA webinars, contact NRAA headquarters at education@nraa.org.

For information or questions regarding the educational content of the program or continuing education, contact NRAA Director of Education Valerie Okrend at   vokrend@nraa.org or 215-564-3484 x2223.

For general information on the NRAA, including membership benefits and programs, contact NRAA Headquarters at nraa@nraa.org or call 215-320-4655.