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CMS liver transplant policy may be denying some patients the opportunity to undergo an organ transplant

CMS liver transplant policy may be denying some patients the opportunity to undergo an organ transplant | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
An examination of how patients are being managed on liver transplant waiting lists in the United States has revealed that sicker patients may end up being delisted.

One of the drivers for this type of decision making is the requirements for programmes to continue to meet set post transplant patient outcome criteria that have been established by the Centre for Medicaid Services (CMS). This is in order for programmes to be able to maintain federal approval to continue to deliver the requisite clinical programme service . The implications of this research are explored further in the online article
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An About-Face on a Risky Transplant - New York Times

An About-Face on a Risky Transplant - New York Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

An About-Face on a Risky Transplant. This report outlines in detail how medical professionals have now come to accept that face transplantation has a place in the management of patients who have sustained severe disfiguring facial trauma. It is accompanied by a series of detailed graphics which can be accessed by clicking on the banner headline.

When patient Richard Lee Norris, 37, received a full face transplant in 2012, years after a gun accident destroyed his chin, lips, teeth and nose. Doctors gave him a new jaw, teeth, tongue, skin and muscles.

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Progress is being made with the understanding of how face transplantation has a role in the management of selected patients

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