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Request for Information: The Role of Patient Selection Criteria in Ensuring Equitable Access to Kidney Transplantation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI), is conducting a study regarding the role of patient selection criteria in ensuring equitable access to kidney transplantation.

As a part of this study, we are collecting data from Medicare-participating adult kidney transplant programs. In our first request for information, sent to transplant programs in April 2024, we requested that programs submit their written patient selection criteria and certain information regarding the population of patients evaluated for a deceased donor kidney transplant in calendar year 2023.

Transplant programs with a username and password can upload their data to our secure server using this link:

We will contact some programs a second time for additional information regarding a sample of patients from this population.

If you have questions regarding this request or questions regarding this study more broadly, please contact Elizabeth Sandefer at (202) 878-2696 or or

Last updated May 8, 2024