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Audit of Independent Organ Procurement Organizations' Organ Acquisition Overhead Costs

We will review Medicare payments made to independent organ procurement organizations (OPOs). An OPO is an organization that performs or coordinates the procurement, preservation, and transport of organs and maintains a system for locating prospective beneficiaries for available organs. Medicare reimburses OPOs under 42 CFR § 413.200 according to a cost basis method set out at 42 CFR § 413.24. Prior OIG audits determined that OPOs did not comply with Medicare requirements for reporting overhead costs and administrative and general costs and for reporting organ statistics. We will determine whether payments to OPOs for selected overhead costs complied with Medicare requirements and guidance.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2021 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Audit of Independent Organ Procurement Organizations' Organ Acquisition Overhead Costs Office of Audit Services W-00-21-35874 2022