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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

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2023 Transplant Surgeon Designee Certification Program Schedule 

(Submitted transplant designee program schedules will be posted here.)
Transplant Center When Where Registration
Hackensack University Medical Center Division of Organ Transplant 

2023 Virtual Spring Transplant Designee Symposium
Friday, March 10, 2023

9:00am – 3:15pm
Virtual Event

Jenna Bergquist - Transplant Outreach Coordinator

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Registration Fee: Free
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center 

In-Person Transplant Designee Symposium
Thursday, March 23, 2023 In-Person Event

Alexander Basil at
Registration will be open in early February.

Other Upcoming Educational Events

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Recent Educational Events

  • April 7, 2022 - 31st Annual Dr. Shamkant Mulgaonkar Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium for CKD Professionals
  • February 15-16, 2022 
    • Hackensack University Medical Center / Hackensack Meridian Health - This virtual session educates patients, caregivers and dialysis team members about the process for getting listed for a kidney transplant, including the potential for a living donation. 
  • November 18, 2021 - Virtua Health Annual Transplant Surgeon Designee Symposium
  • September 21, 2021 - Updates & Outcomes in the New Kidney Allocation System - An update to dialysis professionals about the impact of the new kidney allocation system that went into effect in March 2021. The goal of the new allocation system is to improve access to kidney transplants in areas of the country that have longer waiting times. Dr. Francis Weng, MD, MSCE, discusses the impact of the new system at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and what this means for patients. 

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