The MeetUp: Open Discussions


MeetUp events are virtual, open discussions on renal healthcare industry-critical issues; including COVID-19. Hosted by the Renal Healthcare Association. 

Join us for this upcoming Meetup!

Impact of the ETC Model on Participating Dialysis Facilities
Monday, March 1, 2021 

2:00 -3:00 pm ET

Presented by: 

Kara Cardinale - Principal of Kasper Cardinale Consulting LLC. 
Kara Cardinale serves as principal of Kasper Cardinale Consulting LLC, a strategic healthcare consulting firm.  Previously she served at the White House Office of Management and Budget as senior Medicare Program Examiner where she analyzed Medicare payment and coverage policy, including leading review of the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System.

Alex Hartman, MPA, MPH - Senior Manager at Dobson | DaVanzo 
Alex Hartzman, M.P.A, M.P.H, is a Senior Manager at Dobson | DaVanzo, bringing experience in program development and healthcare policy analysis. Joining in 2016, Hartzman works with a variety of organizations to evaluate the market-, state- and national-level effects of existing and proposed healthcare payment reforms. Primarily, Hartzman collaborates with clients to understand their specific research needs and leads the D|D team of analysts and data scientists to develop and execute rigorous analytic approaches to answering clients’ questions. Hartzman has supported the Renal Healthcare Association leading payment policy analytics using Medicare claims and cost reports in various projects since 2017.  

Registration is required for this complimentary event. 

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This discussion event series is offered at no fee. Registration for each individual webinar is required. 

Webinar Assistance
This webinar will be on the GoToWebinar platform. You will receive an email confirmation with the direct link to join the webinar along with the option to dial in using your telephone. Should you need assistance with your registration or access to the webinar, please contact Renal Healthcare Association HQ at

We do recommend, before joining the webinar, to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.

Participants acknowledge that messages conveyed are public, and Renal Healthcare Association cannot guarantee the security of any information disclosed during the discussion; participants make such disclosures at their own risk. Any information shared is based on each individual's experience and opinion and Renal Healthcare Association is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information shared, and shall not be responsible for any decisions made based on such information. 


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For information or questions regarding the educational content of the program or continuing education, contact Renal Healthcare Association's Director of Education Valerie Okrend at

For general information, including membership benefits and programs, contact Renal Healthcare Association Headquarters at or call 215-320-4655.