Bloomberg Law
Nov. 21, 2020, 1:11 AM

Organ Procurement Groups Face Tougher Scrutiny Under New Rule

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

The Trump administration finalized a rule Friday designed to make more human organs available for transplant by requiring procurement organizations to be more transparent about their performance in facilitating the lifesaving operations.

The new rule, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, enacts new tougher quality requirements for procurement organizations to receive payment from Medicare and Medicaid. About 60 procurement organizations, or OPOs, seek organs for 113,000 Americans on transplant waiting risks.

“By making overdue reforms to hold organ procurement organizations accountable, we’re giving thousands of Americans waiting for organ transplants a chance at better, longer, and healthier ...