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Organ Procurement and Transplantation: From the Basics to the Issues

Posted on October 8, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

  • To be paid by Medicare, Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and transplant centers must be members of the United
    Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which manages the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).
  • Transplant centers and OPOs must comply with multiple oversight agencies and requirements, including OPTN policies and
    guidelines and the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
  • Medicare pays for organ procurement and transplants through various payment methodologies, including cost
  • Because of the unique nature of these services, the government closely monitors this area, and organizations must be careful
    to avoid enforcement actions.
  • Arrangements between transplant centers, OPOs, and physicians should comply with federal anti-kickback laws.

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