Guidelines for transplant programs
Transplant facilities and programs must meet certain criteria to be part of the Humana National Transplant Network (NTN).
NTN participation requires that each solid organ program:
Pediatric volume information is attained from the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients, as reported for the two-and-a-half-year period used to determine program performance, or from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, as reported for the preceding two years.
|Heart/lung||Heart and lung programs must be approved||Heart and lung programs must be approved|
|Pancreas||Kidney program must be approved||Kidney program must be approved|
|Intestine||Liver program must be approved||Liver program must be approved|
|Multi-visceral||Liver and intestine programs must be approved||Liver and intestine programs must be approved|
NTN participation requires that each bone marrow (stem cell) transplant program meet the following requirements:
** Programs that perform fewer than 35 annual autologous or 35 annual allogeneic transplants will be required to submit data from the immediately preceding year's transplants in order to obtain a statistically significant number of transplant cases (35).
Transplant programs that fail to meet NTN criteria will be suspended from network participation until such time that they meet NTN participation criteria. In most circumstances, members may remain at the facility under continuity-of-care provisions.
Adult transplant programs must be Medicare-certified and will be subject to the following criteria: