Marc E. Chow, M.S., is an award-winning leader in the renal and kidney care community who has tirelessly dedicated his 20-year career to health care policy and research. Currently, Marc serves as the Executive Director of the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) and Renal Service Exchange (RSE). NRAA provides the opportunity for gaining education, peer recognition, to represent renal administrators for the development and implementation of public policy, and to act as a resource on local and national end-stage renal disease (ESRD) issues.
During his tenure, Marc served as an instrumental leader in the successful launch of the NRAA Health Information Exchange (HIE). The NRAA HIE for CROWNWeb allows independent, regional and community-based dialysis facilities to submit mandatory patient data to CMS through certified EMR vendors including Epic. Prior to the NRAA HIE, independent facilities entered information into the system manually—a costly, time consuming, and error-prone process that resulted in a competitive disadvantage. The HIE was essential for allowing the NRAA to provide the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with better data that drives quality payment policies.
Marc orchestrated the transformation of the NRAA subsidiary, the NRAA-GPO, Inc., into the Renal Services Exchange (RSE) to become a service driven organization that is focused on providing NRAA 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 leaders successfully led the sale of the RPG to Cardinal Health.
Previously, Marc worked as the Director of Government Affairs and Compliance at Satellite Healthcare, Inc. where he established the Government Affairs department charged to monitor and track 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 concentration in Minority Health Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of San Francisco. He has been active on a number of 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.