Sometimes the only treatment for a failing organ is to surgically replace it with one supplied by a donor. Living donors may be appropriate for some kidney, partial liver and hematopoietic cell transplants (HCTs), commonly referred to as stem cell or bone marrow transplants.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a record-setting 34,770 organ transplants were performed in 2017 and more than 114,000 candidates are currently waiting for a solid organ transplant.1 Each year, the number of people on the waiting list continues to be much larger than both the number of donors and transplants.2 Average billed charges (before negotiated contract rates) are increasing annually. In addition to the actual cost of transplantation, treatment and medication required pre- and post-transplant adds to the overall cost.
Let LifeTrac make difficult easier.
LifeTrac has been dealing with the complexities of transplants since our inception in 1988, so it’s familiar territory for us. Our experienced staff can help you navigate the entire transplant process, from the initial referral to pre-transplant, through transplant, post-transplant services and continued care, seamlessly assisting the transition between Tracs as necessary.
Through our Transplant Trac, we offer clients and business partners extensive transplant expertise and the financial benefits of our predictable transplant contract methodology. Your members have access to our network of nationally recognized facilities and programs for adult and pediatric transplant services for solid organs and HCTs. Through our contracts, we can provide predictable costs for the actual transplant as well as the treatment and medication required before and after.
LifeTrac has transplant-specific quality standards for evaluating transplant facilities and programs. These standards have been developed to select programs that demonstrate good clinical outcomes and the ability to effectively manage complex transplant cases. LifeTrac conducts on-site visits of the facility and considers program details, such as statistical outcome data, to better assist clients in making informed decisions regarding program selection.
1 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Organ Donor Statistics-National Data. Accessed 1/9/2019 at https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/national-data/#
2 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Organ Procurement and Transplant Network. Accessed 1/9/2019 at https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/