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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

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2023 Transplant Surgeon Designee Certification Program Schedule 

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Network 3 Transplant Centers and Neighboring States Directory

Transplant Center Contact Number Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Referral Criteria
Hackensack Meridian Health 551-996-2608 NJ Sharing Network PDF
*UPDATED* Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes 856-757-3840 NJ Sharing Network PDF
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center 973-322-5938 NJ Sharing Network PDF
RWJ Barnabas Health New Brunswick 732-253-3699 NJ Sharing Network  
Montefiore 877-CURE-KDNY
Mount Sinai 212-659-8086 LiveOnNY  
NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell 212-746-3099 LiveOnNY  
NY-Presbyterian/Columbia 212-305-6469 LiveOnNY  
NYU Langone 212-263-8134 LiveOnNY  
Albert Einstein 800-346-7834 Gift of Life (PA)  
Christiana Care Health Services 302-623-3866 Gift of Life (DE)  
Lehigh Valley 888-402-LVHN (5846) Gift of Life (PA)  
Temple University 800-TEMPLE-MED
Gift of Life (PA)  
Thomas Jefferson 800-533-3669 Gift of Life (PA)  
University of Pennsylvania 215-662-6200 Gift of Life (PA)  
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 412-647-5800 Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)  
Johns Hopkins Hospital 410-614-5700 Living Legacy (MD)  
University of Maryland 410-328-5408 Living Legacy (MD)  
Auxilio Mutuo El Gran Hospital de Puerto Rico 787-771-7575 Lifelink of Puerto Rico PDF (English / Spanish)
Mayo Clinic Florida 904-956-3309 LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services  
Methodist Dallas Medical Center 800-284-2185 or
Southwest Transplant Alliance (TX)  

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