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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.
New policy will be implemented Feb. 4 to allow for computer programming and notification of members.
On Jan. 9, 2020, several OPTN policy updates will be implemented to eliminate the use of DSAs from heart transplantation and replace them with a 250 nautical mile circle
The new requirements outline circumstances for transplant hospitals to operate in either one or more than one location.
The new policy establishes new distribution areas based on the donor location and is projected to increase equity in transplant access for candidates regardless of where they live or list for a transplant.