Renal Physicians Association 2005 Annual Meeting
Balancing the Nephrologist’s Roles: Provider and Manager

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General Session I
RPA: Year in Review
James Weiss, MD
RPA Benchmarking Survey Highlights: How does your practice compare?
Patricia A. Harms, MBA, CPA, CMPE

General Session II
Louis Diamond Lecture: The Delicate Balance: Nephrologists as Health Care Providers and Business Managers
Robert J. Kenney, MD
RPA’s Advanced CKD Patient Management Tool Kit: How to improve care
 Richard Goldman, MD

General Session III
The Nephrologist as a Dialysis Facility Owner. Part 1
 John Sullivan, PhD
The Nephrologist as a Dialysis Facility Owner. Part 2
 Robert J. Pristave, JD
Linking Payment to Performance: Why and How
 Robert Provenzano, MD
Information Systems to Monitor CKD Patient Management
  Stephen Z. Fadem, MD
ESRD and CKD: The Federal Perspective for 2005
  Barry M. Straube, MD
Fistula First Initiative
  Allen R. Nissenson, MD

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