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Transplant Administration




Transplant Administration

Lisa Norris

ISBN: 978-1-118-39198-3 February 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 256 Pages

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This timely new book, written by a transplant administrator with over sixteen years of experience, along with other expert contributors, covers the specifics of each aspect of transplant administration, providing information that will enable new administrators to quickly master essentials, help more seasoned administrators evaluate and improve their programs, and generally provide a knowledge base, focused on best-practices in light of regulatory requirements, for transplant surgeons, aspirant administrators and hospital administrators.
  • Comprehensively covers all aspects of transplant program administration, including management, finance, staffing, quality improvement, patient intake, communication and collaboration with clinical staff, and more.
  • Emphasizes practical application of best practices; uses bullet lists and other features to highlight essential information for each topic covered.
  • Accompanying "Toolkit", available via the book's companion website, provides forms, a procedural manual, program assessment materials and more which buyers can use "out of the box" or adapt for use in their own program.

While the book and its supplemental materials have been created specifically with the US transplant community in mind, they still have considerable value for transplant administrators and related professionals outside the US, for instance, transplantation and health policy researchers, hospital management staff who are tasked with starting a transplant program from scratch and who need ready-made materials they can adapt to suit their own regulatory environment, and others.

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List of Contributors, vii

Preface, xi

Acknowledgments, xv

About the Companion Website, xvii

1 Organ Allocation: NOTA, the OPTN, and Policy Development, 1
Kenneth Andreoni and Ciara Samana

2 Organizational Structures, 17
Lisa Norris

3 Human Resources, 27
Lisa Norris

4 Clinical Services, 39
Lisa Norris

5 Regulatory and Compliance Issues, 51
Marguerite Brown

6 Transplant Finance, 75
Lisa Norris

7 Managed Care Contracting, 97
Mindy Scharlin

8 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement, 115
Lisa Norris

9 Transplant Information Management and Transplant Information Systems, 129
Lauren E. Kearns

10 Strategy and Marketing, 155
Lisa Norris

11 Managing and Leading the Transplant Enterprise, 171
Lisa Norris

Appendix 1 Human Resources: Lists of Transplant Staff Duties, 181

Appendix 2 Human Resources: Medical/Surgical Director Job Description, 191

Appendix 3 Human Resources: In-Patient Transplant Coordinator Orientation, 195

Appendix 4 Human Resources: Post-Transplant Coordinator Orientation, 199

Appendix 5 Human Resources: Pre-Transplant Coordinator Orientation, 201

Appendix 6 Human Resources: Transplant Social Work Orientation, 203

Appendix 7 Regulatory and Compliance Issues: Surveyor Worksheet—Organ Transplant Program Quality

Assessment and Performance Improvement, 207

Appendix 8 Transplant Finance: Kidney Organ Procurement Rates for 2013, 217

Appendix 9 Managed Care Contracting: UNOS RFI Example, 219

Appendix 10 Managed Care Contracting: Sample Letter to Claims Department, 223

Appendix 11 Managed Care Contracting: Sample Managed Care Contract, 225

Appendix 12 Insurance Approval Form, 229

Index, 231