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Proposal to Remove the OPTN Bylaw for the Combined Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation. Co-Sponsors: MPSC and Thoracic Committees Fall 2012 Public Comment Cycle. The Problems. Only combined transplant that requires separate program approval status

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proposal to remove the optn bylaw for the combined heart lung transplant program designation

Proposal to Remove the OPTN Bylaw for the Combined Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

Co-Sponsors: MPSC and

Thoracic Committees

Fall 2012 Public Comment Cycle

the problems
The Problems
  • Only combined transplant that requires separate program approval status
  • Inconsistent with other combined organ transplants
  • Computer system development and programming challenges
goals
Goals
  • Align program requirements for all combined organ transplants
  • Reduce application burden
  • Simplify
  • Make more efficient
achieving these goals
Achieving These Goals

Remove bylaw = problems solved

impact
Impact

Programs

  • 50 heart/lung programs
  • Potential for 125 more

Patients

  • 54 heart/lung transplant candidates
  • Candidates not affected
expected implementation
Expected Implementation
  • Anticipated Board Consideration:

June 2013

  • Anticipated Effective Date:

September 1, 2013

not controversial
NOT Controversial

Feedback

  • Very few objections
  • “makes sense”
contacts
Contacts

Thoracic Chair: Steven A. Webber, MD

Thoracic Vice Chair: Joe Rogers, MD

Staff Liaison

Liz Robbins

804-782-4068

[email protected]

contacts1
Contacts

MPSC Chair: Kenneth Andreoni, MD

MPSC Vice Chair: Alan Reed, MD

Staff Liaison

Sally Aungier

804-782-4812

[email protected]

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