Glossary Term

Hospital-based OPO


Hospital-Based Organ Procurement Organizations.–Some hospitals contribute to the basic financial support of an in-house OPO, called a HOPO, or provide supervision over the operations of a HOPO to the extent that it represents control over their operations. In such cases, the contractor applies the provisions of CMS Pub. 15-1, Chapter 10 to determine the allowable costs of the HOPO. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)