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Policy updates and guidance for thoracic clinicians

Policy updates and guidance for thoracic clinicians

Attn: Thoracic Clinicians

Read three important memos from Dr. Steven Webber, the Chair of the Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee.

The first memo informs you that the temporary provision of policy 3.7.3 will expire on December 1, 2012. This provision grants adult heart transplant candidates implanted with a total artificial heart (TAH) that are discharged from the listing hospital, 30 days of Status 1A time at any point after discharge. Read now.

The second memo offers guidance on how to register outpatient total artificial heart patients after Dec. 1, 2012. Read now.

The third memo offers guidance on reporting hemodynamic measures for the lung allocation score (LAS). Read now.

Read additional thoracic article about submitting LAS exception requests for candidates with Pulmonary Hypertension.

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