• All survey activity for approval and re-approval of Medicare transplant programs was transitioned back to the State Survey
Agencies (SAs) as of January 1, 2019. These surveys were conducted by a federal contractor from 2013 until September, 2018.
• The SAs also assumed responsibility for communications between the approved transplant
programs and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to include recommendations to the CMS Regional Offices (ROs)
regarding denials/approvals of new applicants, re-approval of approved programs, and/or termination of approvals.
• Funds were added to the State Agency budgets for FY 2019 for the additional survey