Transplant practitioners manage the pre-transplant evaluation process, monitor the patient’s level of wellness, adjust the patient’s priority listing with a national computerized tracking system and manage the care of the recipient post-transplantation.
The following section assists the transplant professional in easily finding the information that is most relevant to their practice area.
Well educated employees who understand the donation and transplantation process deliver better care and are less likely to make mistakes.
National Living Donor Assistance Center
Kidney Independent Living Donor Advocacy Training Documentation Manual - NATCO has developed a manual for the Kidney Independent Living Donor Advocate; the goal of the manual is to provide the tools necessary to help the Independent Living Donor Advocate/Independent Living Donor Advocate Team work with the potential donor and be certain that all necessary information has been imparted to the potential donor. NATCO recognizes that at each transplant center many different individuals may fulfill this role. In preparing this manual, NATCO solicited input from many social workers, physicians, nurses and clergy who currently work as donor advocates in their institutions. While there are too many to name individually, we want to assure the reader that all points of view were considered.
Kidney Paired Donation Consensus Conference - Manuscript was recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation.
Health Insurance Marketplace
About 90% of the currently uninsured will get some health insurance premium assistance in the new Marketplaces. It will be especially important for the organ transplant community to know where to direct individuals and families for the most current and accurate resources. There are a number of things you can do to help. They include:
1.Visit Marketplace.cms.gov, where you’ll find brochures to share with colleagues and distribute to patients and at community venues; posters, application checklists, fact sheets, and more. Marketplace.cms.gov is the website for health care providers – YOU!
2.Encourage your family, patients, students, and other community members to visit HealthCare.gov to set up an account and explore enrollment options. Assistance is available in more than 150 languages 24/7 toll-free at 1-800-318-2596. It is incredibly important get the word out to and enroll people age 18-35 i.e. your students, your siblings, your children.
3.Write a message for health center, hospital, community newsletters, and local and school newspapers. We need you to help spread the word about the Health Insurance Marketplace – the new way for Americans to get coverage.
Remember - open enrollment begins October 1, 2013. Coverage begins January 1, 2014.