Changes to Organ Procurement Organization Measures Garner ASN’s Support, with Recommendations for Improvement

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The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) provided comments of support and recommendations for improvement in February 2020 on the proposed rule for Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) Conditions for Coverage: Revisions to the Outcome Measure Requirements for Organ Procurement Organizations proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The proposed rule intends to require transparent, verifiable, and uniform metrics by which CMS can evaluate OPO performance.

ASN supported the proposal, writing “[W]ith 115,000 Americans waiting for an organ, ASN supports the proposed rule to establish both transparent, uniform metrics to help assess the performance of each of the 58