HHS/CMS Call for Comments: Health and Safety Requirements for Transplant Programs, Organ Procurement Organizations, and ESRD Facilities

On December 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), issued a Request for Information - "Health and Safety Requirements for Transplant Programs, Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs), and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities" (CMS-3409-NC) - to solicit stakeholder and public feedback to inform potential changes and future rulemaking to improve the organ transplantation system. CMS is focused on identifying potential system-wide improvements that would increase organ donations, improve transplants, enhance the quality of care in dialysis facilities, increase access to dialysis services, and advance equity in organ donation and transplantation. Comments are due by February 1, 2022.