Law 360 Editorial: Hospitals Should Brace For Gov't Focus On Organ Donations

Hospitals Should Brace For Gov't Focus On Organ Donations

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 5:44 PM EDT) Editorial: Melodie Hengerer

It may come as no surprise that, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national organ transplantation rate plummeted.

Despite guidance from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services identifying transplants as procedures that should not be postponed, transplant rates remained low until very recently. Rates are now close to prepandemic levels, but there are still approximately 114,000 patients remaining on the organ transplant wait list, and calls for a systemic overhaul continue.

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