Effective immediately, new policy language is in effect regarding data submission requirements for transplant candidates in cases where data collection is affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Clarification addresses how candidates with prior liver disease may be listed for an urgent repeat transplant.
The variance will improve timely access to donors for liver candidates listed as Status 1A, Status 1B, or with a MELD or PELD score of 37 or higher in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
New national liver and intestinal organ transplant system based on acuity circles implemented Feb. 4, 2020
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Pre-implementation notice: Liver and intestinal organ distribution based on acuity circles to be implemented Feb. 4, 2020
This will also include a conversion of each transplant hospital’s MMaT score to reflect transplants performed at hospitals within a radius of 250 miles.