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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 Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

  • Only combined transplant that requires separate program approval status

  • Inconsistent with other combined organ transplants

  • Computer system development and programming challenges


Goals
Goals Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

  • Align program requirements for all combined organ transplants

  • Reduce application burden

  • Simplify

  • Make more efficient


Achieving these goals
Achieving These Goals Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

Remove bylaw = problems solved


Impact
Impact Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

Programs

  • 50 heart/lung programs

  • Potential for 125 more

    Patients

  • 54 heart/lung transplant candidates

  • Candidates not affected


Expected implementation
Expected Implementation Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

  • Anticipated Board Consideration:

    June 2013

  • Anticipated Effective Date:

    September 1, 2013


Member action
Member Action Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

None!


Not controversial
NOT Controversial Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

Feedback

  • Very few objections

  • “makes sense”


Contacts
Contacts Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

Thoracic Chair: Steven A. Webber, MD

Thoracic Vice Chair: Joe Rogers, MD

Staff Liaison

Liz Robbins

804-782-4068

Elizabeth.Robbins@unos.org


Contacts1
Contacts Heart-Lung Transplant Program Designation

MPSC Chair: Kenneth Andreoni, MD

MPSC Vice Chair: Alan Reed, MD

Staff Liaison

Sally Aungier

804-782-4812

sally.aungier@unos.org