KCQA Steering Committee
KCQA’s Steering Committee, co-chaired by KCP Chair Dr. Ed Jones, a nephrologist with Delaware Valley Nephrology, and Dr. Allen Nissenson, Chief Medical Officer of DaVita, guides the process and decision-making in a consensus-building and fully transparent way. All recommendations on measure specifications made by the KCQA will be open for public comment.
KCP Steering Committee Members
Allen Nissenson, MD, KCQA Co-Chair—DaVita
Paul Palevsky, MD, KCQA Co-Chair—Renal Physicians Association
Jason Spangler, MD —Amgen
Gail Wick, MHSA, BSN, RN—American Kidney Fund
Donna Bednarski, RN, MSN—American Nephrology Nurses Association
Raymond Hakim, MD, PhD—American Society of Nephrology
Sarah J. Swartz, MD—American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
Chris Lovell, RN, MSN—Dialysis Clinics, Inc.
Mike Guffey—Dialysis Patient Citizens
Lorien Dalrymple, MD, MPH—Fresenius Medical Care North America
Thomas Manley, RN, BSN—National Kidney Foundation
Jesse Roach, MD, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ)—CMS Liaison Member