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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

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Incidence of Lung Transplants in the Medicare Population

On April 30, 2012, CMS issued a national coverage determination (NCD) to allow coverage of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) for the treatment of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following lung allograft transplantation when ECP is provided in a clinical research study under the coverage with evidence development policy (CED). BOS is estimated to be present in more than 50 percent of lung allograft recipients at five years after transplantation, and remains a major obstacle to long-term lung transplant survival. One of the requirements of a CED research study protocol is that it should discuss how the results are or are not expected to be generalizable to the Medicare population, to allow statistical inferences about whether Medicare patients may benefit from the intervention. The download on this page provides a table of the incidence of lung transplants in the Medicare population in recent years to aid researchers who develop CED studies of ECP for BOS in determining sample size estimates.


Data and Resources

Release Date
Homepage URL
Temporal Coverage
2006-01-01 to 2011-12-31
Contact Name
Health Data Initiative
Contact Email
Public Access Level
POD Theme
Bureau Code
009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Program Code
009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
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