CONTACT:  Jennifer Jenks
EMAIL: media@aopo.org

 

AOPO’s Response to Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Conditions for Coverage Final Rule: Revisions to Outcome Measures for OPOs CMS-3380-F

The following statement can be attributed to Steve Miller, CEO AOPO:

“The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) represents the 58 federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs) who work every day to maximize organ donations and bring lifesaving organs to those on the transplant waiting list. We support independent, verifiable metrics based on valid data. We are disappointed with the final rule released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Unfortunately, the final rule fails to address most of our concerns with the flaws in the design of the new metrics, including the use of a flawed data set.

We continue to support the overall goal of improving the donation and transplantation system performance in order to save more lives. We look forward to working with other stakeholders to improve these metrics and ensure there is no disruption in the world’s best donation and transplantation system,”

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The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) is the non-profit organization recognized as the national representative of the 58 federally designated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) responsible for facilitating the organ, eye, and tissue donation process. Learn more at www.aopo.org