Renal Physicians Association (RPA)

RPA is the recognized advocate for excellence in nephrology practice.

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Our Mission

RPA represents and serves the interests of nephrology practitioners in their pursuit and delivery of quality renal health care.

Our Core Principles

RPA strongly believes in:

Resources Available From the RPA

Practice Management Software User Assessment

(Available at no cost to RPA members; non-member price $50 at

Practice Management Software User Assessment is a reference guide developed to help nephrology practitioners determine which software products are most suitable to better manage their practice.  The information collected in this publication is from various RPA practice manager members who submitted detailed information on the software application used in their practices.

The Renal Physicians Guide to Nephrology Practice

(Available at to RPA members for $50; non-member price $150 at

The answers to fundamental questions nephrologists generally ask about navigating through the business side their medical practice can be found in this 6th edition of The Renal Physicians Guide to Nephrology Practice. This valuable reference book contains basic information about billing and reimbursement protocols; working with Medicare, Medicaid and managed care; how to comply with HIPAA; practice options; establishing office systems and procedures; templates for successful marketing strategies; how to protect yourself from fraud and abuse; and much more.