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Title
Transplant Program Survey Activity Transition
Memo #
19-11-Transplant
Posting Date
2019-03-29
Fiscal Year
2019
Summary
• 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 activity.