Advocacy Priorities

Advocacy Priorities

The Renal Healthcare Association advocacy platform was formed to educate members of Congress on issues affecting the ESRD community and to empower Association members to act as advocates themselves. Renal Healthcare Association's advocacy activities strengthen the position as the leading voice of independent and community-based dialysis providers. Over the years, we continue to amplify the voice of their members in Washington D.C. through its various programs and activities.

RHA Key Principles are the foundation for the organization's advocacy activities. 

  • Improve Renal Care Quality and Streamline Quality Measurement Programs 
  • Improve Care Delivery for Dialysis Patients 
  • Improve Medicare Fee-For-Service Payments to Providers
  • Expand Early Intervention Efforts to Delay or Prevent Onset of End-Stage Renal Disease 
  • Improve Pediatric Care Delivery 
  • Protect Patient Access to Providers 

Featured Programs 

Day on the Hill 
This annual event is an opportunity for kidney care professionals and their patients to join us on the Hill in Washington, DC for a day of active advocacy. Many attendees bring their patients as well who add a unique perspective to the meetings and drive home the importance of adequate reimbursement and the impact on patient care. 

Political Action Committee
Renal Healthcare Association, formerly known as the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) created the Political Action Committee in 1991 as a voluntary and non-profit committee of members of Renal Healthcare Association and their families. The Renal Healthcare PAC maintains independence from affiliation with any political party or other political committees.

If you have any questions regarding the Renal Healthcare Association advocacy platform or how you can assist future advocacy efforts please reach out at


    RHA federal advocacy activities are coordinated and carried out in consultation with the Board of Directors by the association's Legislative Counsel - Mehlman Consulting.

    Mehlman Consulting
    1341 G Street, NW Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: 202-585-0258