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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

2022 Transplant Surgeon Designee Certification Program Schedule 

(Submitted transplant designee program schedules will be posted here.)
Transplant Center When Where Registration
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes  October 20, 2022

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Barry D. Brown Health Education Center (HEC)
106 Carnie Boulevard
Voorhees, NJ 08043 
Free to attend.

Download the flyer to learn more and register. 

Other Upcoming Educational Events

  • September 20, 2022 - Transplant Perceptorship: Essential Concepts & Innovations in Kidney Transplantation & Living Donation 
    • This program is designed to provide essential content and skills for transplant professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of all aspects of kidney transplantation and living donation, including clinical, financial and the pre-transplant process. The content is specifically designed for transplant managers and administrators, transplant coordinators, and pharmaceutical representatives who need an overview of key transplant concepts. Please note that this is not a transplant designee certification course.
    • Location: Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown, NJ 07724
    • Download flyer to learn more and register
  • October 12 - November 17, 2022 - Hackensack UMC Transplant Virtual Education Lecture Series for Patients
    • The goal of the series is to allow patients interested in pursuing kidney transplant, the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what is involved to get on the transplant list and what actions should be taken once on the list. Additional topics of interest for patients in the dialysis community will also be explored. Each session will stream on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. ET beginning October 12 and ending November 17. Encore presentations of each week's session will take place on Thursday of that week to accommodate the patients dialysis schedule. The series is free to attend but registration is required. 
    • Download flyer to learn more and register

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. 

View events/presentations from 2021.

View presentations from 2020.

Visit our Transplant QIA page for additional resources.