Crosswalk Guide to the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Oversight of Organ Transplant Programs
Development of Transplant Policy Crosswalk - CMS, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the OPTN Contractor,
the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), have collaboratively developed a document that compares OPTN policy and CMS requirements
and identifies areas of overlap. The crosswalk summarizes how CMS and OPTN conduct their oversight activities and what surveyors
review during their onsite visits.
• Ongoing Efforts to Address Survey Process and Overlap - This Crosswalk is the first step in reviewing the two sets of oversight
activities to identify potential policy changes and/or to improve the efficiencies in the survey process.
• Background Information: The material in this memorandum is largely informational in nature, designed to assist surveyors
in better understanding OPTN requirements and the manner in which CMS and OPTN requirements mesh.