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Medicare and Medicaid programs; organ procurement organizations and organ procurement protocols--HCFA. Final rule



Medicare and Medicaid programs; organ procurement organizations and organ procurement protocols--HCFA. Final rule



Federal Register 53(40): 6526-6551



This rule sets forth the following: A requirement for hospitals to have, as a condition of participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, written protocols to identify potential organ donors; Requirements for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for hospitals that perform organ transplants; and Requirements that an organ procurement organization must meet to be designated by Medicare for payment and to remain so designated. The rule implements section 1138 of the Social Security Act, as added by section 9318(a) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 and as the effective date was modified by section 102(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 and section 4009(g) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. This rule is intended to enhance the organ procurement process.

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