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UNOS statement regarding Medicare billing guidance for organ transplant monitoring tests

February 20, 2024, Richmond, VA

Today, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) issued the following statement regarding the Medicare billing guidance on molecular testing for solid organ allograft rejection, which is one of the tests to determine if a transplanted organ is functioning appropriately.

“Transplant patients should have complete access to proven innovations available for maintaining transplant health and assessing transplant rejection or injury. Furthermore, transplant care teams should be the decision makers when it comes to patient care and must have clear guidance regarding payor requirements. It is widely understood that one of the benefits of transplant is that it minimizes the cost of care that would have otherwise been required.

UNOS urges CMS to ensure transparency in the development of Medicare coverage policies and guidance and alignment with the goals of providing patient-centered, high-quality lifesaving, and life-enhancing care to all Americans, including those who have received an organ transplant.”

About UNOS

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. We lead the network of transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to honoring the gifts of life entrusted to us and to making lifesaving transplants possible for patients in need. Working together, we leverage data and advances in science and technology to continuously strengthen the system, increase the number of organs recovered and the number of transplants performed, and ensure patients across the nation have equitable access to transplant.

Saving lives together

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) serves as the national donation and transplant system, under contract with the federal government.

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