Marc E. Chow, M.S., is an award-winning leader in the renal healthcare community who has tirelessly dedicated his 20-year career to health care policy and research. Currently, Marc serves as the Renal Healthcare Association’s Executive Director, formerly the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) and Renal Service Exchange (RSE). Since 1977, the Renal Healthcare Association supports independent and community-based dialysis providers to build a stronger community through education, implementation of public policy, advocacy initiatives, and services that support excellence in kidney healthcare.
During his tenure, Marc served as an instrumental leader in the launch of the Renal Healthcare Health Information Exchange (HIE). The Renal Healthcare HIE allows independent, regional, and community-based dialysis facilities to submit mandatory patient data to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through certified EMR vendors. Before the HIE launch, independent facilities entered information manually—a costly, time-consuming, and error-prone process that resulted in a competitive disadvantage. The HIE creation allowed the Renal Healthcare Association to provide CMS with better data that drives quality payment policies.
Marc orchestrated the evolution of the NRAA subsidiary, the NRAA-GPO, Inc., into the Renal Services Exchange (RSE) to become a service-driven organization focused on providing Renal Healthcare Association members and the kidney community access to products and services. These services include access to our partner, the Renal Purchasing Group (RPG), a group purchasing organization, benchmark data reports, and reimbursement payment tools. In 2016, Marc and the Board of Directors successfully led the RPG sale to Cardinal Health.
Previously, Marc worked as the Director of Government Affairs and Compliance at Satellite Healthcare, Inc. He established the Government Affairs department responsible for monitoring and tracking state and federal regulations and legislation impacting the kidney dialysis community.
He holds a Master’s of Science degree from George Washington University in Health Policy with a Minority Health Policy concentration and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of San Francisco. He has been active on several boards in his career, including the California Dialysis Council, Kidney Care Council, Kidney Care Partners, the Policy Advisory Committee of National Kidney Foundation Northern California.