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Transplant Referral Guide

CMS Conditions for Coverage

§ 494.80 Condition: Patient assessment 

V513 (10) Evaluation of suitability for a transplantation referral, based on criteria developed by the prospective transplantation center and its surgeon(s). If the patient is not suitable for transplantation referral, the basis for nonreferral must be documented in the patient’s medical record.

V554 (ii) Transplantation status. When the patient is a transplant referral candidate, the interdisciplinary team must develop plans for pursuing transplantation. The patient’s plan of care must include documentation of the– (A) Plan for transplantation, if the patient accepts the transplantation referral; (B) Patient’s decision, if the patient is a transplantation referral candidate but declines the transplantation referral; or (C) Reason(s) for the patient’s nonreferral as a transplantation candidate as documented in accordance with § 494.80(a)(10).

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Conditions for Coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities; Final Rule. Federal Register 73:73 (15 April 2008) 

New Jersey State Regulations

8:43A-24.13 Patient care plan

b) Within one calendar month of initiation of dialysis treatment at the facility, a written plan of care shall be developed for each ambulatory dialysis patient by a multidisciplinary team consisting of at least, a nephrologist, a transplant surgeon or designee, a registered professional nurse, a registered dietitian, and a licensed social worker. The plan of care shall specify observable and measurable goals and expected patient outcomes. The multidisciplinary team shall analyze patient outcomes on a regular basis to assess the patient’s progress and evaluate current and future treatment modalities and modify the plan as necessary.

NJAC Title 8; Chapter 43A; Standards for Licensure of Ambulatory Care Facilities. N.J.S.A. 26:2H-5 and 26:2H-8Effective Date:  December 21, 2007

2021 Transplant Surgeon Designee Certification Program Schedule 

(Submitted transplant designee program schedules will be posted here.)
Transplant Center When Where Registration
University of Pennsylvania Kidney Transplant Symposium  SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Details coming soon.  Details coming soon. 
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Transplant Surgeon Designee Course  SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 18, 2021 Details coming soon.  Details coming soon. 
2021 Virtual Transplant Designee Symposium
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Friday, April 23, 2021,
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Event Inquiries: 
Jenna Lowe
Transplant Outreach Coordinator
Registration Fee: Free
The 30th Annual Dr. Shamkant Mulgaonkar Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium
Partners in Care: Transplant & Dialysis

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Thursday, February 18, 2021, 
7:30 am – 1:30 p.m.

Event Inquiries:
Christina Psathas
Manager, Business Development & Outreach
Saint Barnabas 
Medical Center 
Phone: 973.322.2285
Attendees MUST register for the symposium online by February 12, 2021.

Registration Fee: Free

Register here for this program.

Other Educational Events

  • May 18, 2021 - Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation - A discussion that reviews kidney transplantation and the need to increase transplantation rates; compares transplantation of KDPI kidneys to remaining on dialysis or waiting for low-KDPI kidneys; discusses underutilized sources of deceased donor kidneys; examines available strategies to increase the living donor kidney pool and programs and resources designed to increase transplant knowledge and access through patient and caregiver education.
  • February 26, 2021 – A Walk in Their Shoes:  Referral to the Transplant Waitlist - Join Hackensack Transplant Center for a free virtual meeting from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. This educational activity is designed to provide the necessary knowledge for renal health professionals who wish to learn the process of renal and pancreas transplantation from referral to waitlist.
  • January 31, 2021 - The First Steps to Transplant - The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) will present a free webinar from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on The Big Ask, the Big Give: First Steps to Transplant, an introduction for patients thinking about a kidney transplant, and potential donors thinking about donating a kidney. 
  • January 12, 2021 - Updates on the New Kidney Transplant Allocation System - Saint Barnabas Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division
  • December 30, 2020 - The Importance of Kidney Transplant and Referral Process during COVID-19   
  • October 8, 2020:  Transplantation During the Pandemic at Virtua OLOL and Psychosocial Considerations”
  • October 1, 2020:  “Kidney Transplant in Times of Uncertainty: Updates from Saint Barnabas”

Visit our Transplant QIA page for additional resources.