Global Liver Institute Sends Request to CMS for OPO Metric Fix

March 12, 2019

SAP Partners

The Global Liver Institute (GLI), along with other advocacy organizations, has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma highlighting the United States' massive transplant waiting list, low organ recovery numbers, and need for change.

The Global Liver Institute (GLI), along with other advocacy organizations, has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma highlighting the United States' massive transplant waiting list, low organ recovery numbers, and need for change. There are currently 115,000 people on the waiting list for organ transplants in the United States, and hundreds of thousands are likely to need transplants in the near future.

In the letter, GLI and the other advocacy organizations ask CMS to make an initial step in remedying the issue by substituting the metrics by which Organ Procurement Organizations are evaluated for a new verifiable metric that is not open to self-reported interpretation.