Uc Davis Health’S Liver Transplant Program Certified By Medicare And Medicaid

The UC Davis Transplant Center in Sacramento has received certification as a liver transplant program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This certification allows UC Davis Health to accept Medicare and Medicaid-insured patients, expanding access to life-saving liver transplants for individuals in Northern California. To gain certification, transplant programs must meet strict quality of care requirements, including clinical experience, excellent patient care, superior outcomes, expert staff, and adherence to safety standards. UC Davis Health has completed 26 liver transplants since July 2023, with a 100% survival rate.

The UC Davis Transplant Center has been a leader in organ transplantation since its establishment in 1985 and was recently chosen as a model hospital by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). It was also selected by CMS to guide national best practices for transplants. The multidisciplinary approach at UC Davis Health, involving surgeons, nurses, dietitians, and others, ensures comprehensive care for liver transplant patients. The program serves patients in the 33 counties covered by UC Davis Health, spanning a 65,000-square-mile area. Liver transplants are performed for conditions such as alcohol-associated liver disease, autoimmune diseases, fatty liver disease, and liver cancer. UC Davis Health is committed to providing equitable access to transplantation for all patients.


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