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  • Development of an Institute to Serve as an Educational and Research Component of an Organ Procurement Organization
    organ and tissue procurement training continuing education practice management research and consulting services following a distinctive business model The project was divided into four phases They were as follows Feasibility assessment Program development Program implementation Program evaluation The project had eight objectives They were as follows To establish the feasibility of the Institute based on a thorough needs assessment To identify the strengths and weaknesses of competing training and education programs To develop an organizational structure that would assure the success of the proposed Institute To make certain that the Institute was appropriately integrated with other organ procurement organization components and branded accordingly To propose multiple implementation approaches intended to maximize the effectiveness of the Institute To address various curriculum issues including training modalities and instructional outcomes To outline a research strategy focusing on the development of multiple research programs To create a business plan that clearly delineated anticipated revenues and expenses addressed staffing needs and projected a start up budget 2016 TransplantProfessionals com LLC All rights reserved Web design and development by Bearing the Light LLC Terms of Use Privacy Policy Images LOGIN Who We Are About Dr Roger W Evans Our Approach Our Expertise Why Us Distinction Exclusivity

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=57 (2016-04-29)
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  • Review and Evaluation of Cardiovascular Services (Medicine and Surgery) at the University of California, San Francisco
    position with respect to the provision of cardiovascular services in the San Francisco Bay Area Cardiothoracic surgery at UCSF has had historical problems These have continued to compromise UCSF Medical Center s competitive position within its service area To address some of the issues UCSF Medical Center created a Heart and Vascular Center to better integrate cardiovascular services and to enhance marketing efforts Conducted a comprehensive market assessment including an analysis of the financial performance of other cardiovascular centers in the Bay Area and elsewhere in the United States Reviewed and evaluated the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center with an emphasis on the relationship between the Division of Cardiology and the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery Addressed specific issues concerning the future of cardiothoracic transplantation at UCSF Offered suggestions as to the redesign of the Heart and Vascular Center in an effort to overcome various organizational and staffing issues Contributed to the revision of the business plan for the Heart and Vascular Center 2016 TransplantProfessionals com LLC All rights reserved Web design and development by Bearing the Light LLC Terms of Use Privacy Policy Images LOGIN Who We Are About Dr Roger W Evans Our Approach Our Expertise Why Us

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=58 (2016-04-29)
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  • Conduct a Comprehensive Review of Transplantation Services at the University of Arizona / University Medical Center
    for all transplantation services Unfortunately transplantation services increasingly face worrisome financial obstacles and concomitant administrative pressures In many instances under case rate contracts and prospective payment arrangements reimbursement for individual transplant procedures is sufficient to cover actual costs Thus it is believed that many academic health centers now provide transplant procedures at a net financial loss meaning they are effectively losing money on almost every case This consulting engagement was intended to put the foregoing matters in perspective to evaluate their consequences and to offer a long term outlook Document and review the structure and organization of transplant services Conduct a full financial assessment and appraisal of transplant services Obtain and review data and documentation pertaining to the foregoing tasks Review and assess transplant contracting policies and procedures Examine representative contracts with third party payers Document and evaluate centers of excellence network participation Scrutinize payer mix and consider its implications Establish the level of market competition for transplant services Address major concerns related to financial viability Encourage the adoption of a broad financial perspective on transplantation Conduct a site visit Meet with appropriate medical center staff at time convenient for them Prepare a summary report Provide follow up correspondence and

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=59 (2016-04-29)
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  • Review and Evaluation of a Comprehensive Transplant Center
    overall medical or surgical direction for the Liver Transplant Program Inventoried historical issues related to the focus planning and leadership of the Liver Transplant Program through extensive interviews with key medical center and Transplant Center staff Clarified internal perceptions as to the strengths and the weaknesses of the Liver Transplant Program Externally validated internal perceptions of the Liver Transplant Program Recruited a surgical director for the Liver Transplant Program Expanded the capability of the Transplant Center by recruiting a surgical director with pediatric experience and other expertise in liver kidney and pancreatic diseases Developed an organizational structure for the Transplant Center including appropriate interfaces with the Center for Liver Diseases Addressed various issues related to the development of a transplant center database Began the process of enhancing relationships with referring physicians throughout the region served by the Transplant Center Initiated work on a staffing plan for the Transplant Center Emphasized the importance of developing a five year plan for the Transplant Center 2016 TransplantProfessionals com LLC All rights reserved Web design and development by Bearing the Light LLC Terms of Use Privacy Policy Images LOGIN Who We Are About Dr Roger W Evans Our Approach Our Expertise Why Us Distinction

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=60 (2016-04-29)
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  • Review and Analysis of Swedish Medical Center's Certificate of Need Application for the Development of a Liver Transplant Program
    for the program at the University of Washington Therefore the University of Washington sought an independent review and analysis of Swedish s certificate of need application The primary goal of the proposed review and analysis was to assist the University of Washington Medical Center in its efforts to fully appreciate the potential implications and the concomitant consequences of a second competing adult orthotopic liver transplantation program in Seattle The specific objectives of the project were as follows To assess the need for liver transplantation in relationship to multiple service areas To examine in migration and out migration patterns as these relate to the provision of liver transplantation services for Washington State residents and nonresidents alike To evaluate the utilization of donor livers procured by the organ procurement organization serving Washington State To anticipate the response of third party payers to a new liver transplant program To analyze various arguments for and against a second liver transplant program in an area already served by an existing program To consider various program staffing issues in relationship to the proposed liver transplant program To examine various other potentially deleterious consequences that a competing liver transplant program might have on the University of Washington

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=62 (2016-04-29)
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  • An Assessment of the Kidney Transplant Program at Saint Vincent Medical Center (CASV)
    Not in Good Standing Review UNOS Bylaws particularly Appendix A entitled Corrective Action and Enforcement of UNOS Requirements OPO Transplant Hospital and Histocompatibility Laboratory Members Contact knowledgeable staff at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS to determine how if at all designation by UNOS of a transplant center as a Member Not in Good Standing would effect Medicare certification of the transplant center Coordinate data requests with appropriate UNOS staff members preserving the confidentiality objectivity and the integrity of the process Review Medicare Cost Reports to establish the overall financial status of Saint Vincent Medical Center i e income statement balance sheet Establish the payer mix for CASV overall as well as the payer mix for the kidney transplant program Document patient revenue by payer source Analyze the top 20 inpatient diagnosis related groups DRGs at CASV Determine the profit or loss associated with each DRG Thoroughly evaluate the financial viability of the kidney transplant program at CASV Ascertain the size and scope of the kidney transplant program at CASV specifically documenting the number of kidney transplant evaluations performed per year the number of kidney transplant candidates currently being managed the number of kidney transplants performed each year and the number of kidney transplant recipients being managed long term Derive estimates for the following cost to charge ratios for inpatient routine services ancillary services outpatient services and overall Calculate the following financial indicators for the kidney transplant program costs as a percentage of charges reimbursement as a percentage of charges reimbursement as a percentage of costs and loss relative to costs Develop a schematic showing the interrelationships among those variables and indicators that are relevant to the proposed analyses Determine whether or not there is sufficient kidney transplant program capacity in Los Angeles and the vicinity to accommodate

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=63 (2016-04-29)
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  • Assist with Cardiothoracic (Surgery and Medicine) Recruitment Efforts at the University of California, San Francisco
    Description Objectives In November 2010 the Surgical Director of the Cardiothoracic Transplant Program at UCSF left to take another position This effectively opened the door to a restructuring of the cardiothoracic transplant program This is a logical extension of my ongoing consulting work with the UCSF Department of Surgery We are currently in the process of conducting four interrelated recruitment in surgery and medicine Assist with the recruitment of a Surgical Director for the Heart Transplant Program Ideally the surgeon will be able to perform heart and lung transplants and will also be able to lead the Cardiothoracic Device Program Assist with the recruitment of a junior cardiothoracic transplant surgeon who performs heart and lung transplantation and is capable of contributing to the Cardiothoracic Device Program Assist with the recruitment of a transplant cardiologist Assist with the recruitment of a Director of the Transplant Pulmonology 2016 TransplantProfessionals com LLC All rights reserved Web design and development by Bearing the Light LLC Terms of Use Privacy Policy Images LOGIN Who We Are About Dr Roger W Evans Our Approach Our Expertise Why Us Distinction Exclusivity and Commitment Professional Memberships Publications Presentations No Ad Policy Individuals Fellows and Trainees Established Transplant Professionals

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=64 (2016-04-29)
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  • Address Coverage and Reimbursement Policy Issues as They Pertain to the LifePort® Kidney Transporter
    The device also provides critical data to monitor and evaluate kidneys during transport Conduct preliminary research in an effort to identify critical issues that may ultimately affect the outcome of Medicare coverage and reimbursement policies each of which could influence the adoption of LifePort as new and innovative technology In conjunction with ORS staff develop an issues inventory highlighting the key questions ORS must address in order to be entirely responsive to the requirements of the CMS coverage and reimbursement process Meet with ORS staff as required to develop and execute a strategy to comprehensively address various issues pertaining to Medicare coverage and reimbursement policy as these apply to LifePort In partnership with ORS staff meet with representatives of CMS to accomplish the following 1 to provide an introductory forum for preliminary as well as ongoing discussions of Medicare coverage and reimbursement policy as these relate to LifePort 2 to gain a better understanding of how the Medicare coverage and reimbursement policy process will apply to LifePort and 3 to identify and deliberate on various standard of care issues CMS must address in relationship to LifePort Assess the extent to which the NICE technology assessment process in the United Kingdom U K may be relevant to the U S market with respect to coverage and reimbursement decisions recognizing the parallels between comparative effectiveness research in the U S and the technology assessment process in the U K Assist ORS staff in the development and evaluation of those reimbursement options which have the greatest potential for 1 enhancing the adoption of LifePort in the U S market and 2 making LifePort the standard of care for organ preservation and transport in the world market Review monitor and provide guidance in relationship to the Economic Evaluation of the European Preservation Trial MP

    Original URL path: http://transplantprofessionals.com/consulting/page.php?pageID=65 (2016-04-29)
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