Histocompatibility Laboratories - Notification of Change of Interim Reimbursement Rate

Published 02/22/2021

Each Independent Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO) is responsible for paying the interim rate when it shares a kidney with another IOPO. All transplant hospitals are receiving these rates and they will also reimburse these same rates when sharing kidneys with IOPOs. These rates include transportation.

There are interim rate changes for all Histocompatibility Laboratories. This is necessary as some labs bill the IOPO for services rather than transplant hospitals. In the situation where your IOPO reimburses a laboratory, you are responsible for paying the interim rate.

The following IOPO/labs have been approved for a rate change for February:

Provider Name
Medicare #
Note Below
Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (1)
Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory (Tulane Univ. School of Medicine)
HCL The OPA of Michigan d/b/a Gift of Life Michigan
[1], [2], [3]
New Jersey Organ & Tissue Sharing Network
New York Organ Donor Network - LiveOnNY
Gift of Life Donor Program
LifeCenter Northwest

[1] Rate change        
[2] New test        
[3] Name change        
[4] New charge        
[5] Deleting a Test        
[6] Description change

The new rate or test description is highlighted to make changes easier to identify. If there are any questions, please contact Barbara Campbell at Barbara.Campbell@palmettogba.com.     

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