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Comment & Response
October 7, 2020

Using Data to Achieve Organ Procurement Organization Accountability—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2Organize, New York, New York
  • 3Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 4Technology, Devoted Health, Waltham, Massachusetts
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(1):100-101. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.4391

In Reply We appreciate the opportunity to respond to Rosenthal regarding our Viewpoint.1 We point out his conflict of interest as a recently paid board member of the nonprofit Los Angeles Organ Procurement Organization (CAOP; OPO), which would be underperforming by the proposed US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule.

We agree underperforming OPOs must be held accountable. We disagree with Dr Rosenthal’s approach.

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