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CMS Final Rule 261764309

Archived Event

The Alliance Advancement Series
The OPO Response to the CMS Final Rule: Proactively Preparing for the Changes

Presented on: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) have been proactively preparing for the CMS final ruling beginning August 1st, 2022. With a focus on ICD-10 codes and a tiered system, many organizations are working towards building awareness of donation and transplantation practices within their Designated Service Areas (DSAs). With these new guidelines, OPOs are needing to find ways to hold hospitals more accountable to ensure the new CMS metrics are achieved. Over the last 20 years, select hospital staff have become more knowledgeable of the current donation model and policies, but how can OPOs begin to develop relationships with other departments within the hospital to find champions willing to assist in the growth of donation and referrals within their hospitals? During this discussion, we will review strategies identified thus far and will explore other ways to continue growing donation within a DSA.

  • Employ strategies shared to build effective relationships with key hospital partners
  • Develop plan with quality departments within hospitals to spearhead quality-driven initiatives and data compliance
  • Evaluate current clinical triggers, referral process, and educational efforts to identify areas of opportunity
  • Explain the rationale for expanding the current donor criteria
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Jack Herbst
Allegheny General Hospital

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits are no longer available for this learning opportunity.

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