Funding of Transplantation The Health Care Financing Administration

  • Bernadette Schumaker


The focus of this chapter is an overview of federal funding of transplantation, specifically of the operations of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)—its structure vis-à-vis decision-making on transplantation issues, the status of funding for various types of transplants, and current and future activities involving transplantation services.


Heart Transplant Biliary Atresia Medicare Beneficiary Health Care Financing Organ Procurement 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernadette Schumaker
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  1. 1.Division of Dialysis and Transplant Payment Policy, Health Care Financing AdministrationU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesBaltimoreUSA

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