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Proposed Changes to MELD Score For Those With HCC
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1750760 tn?1411486076
Proposed Changes to MELD Score For Those With HCC
Hello Doctor,

Can you tell me when the changes to MELD scoring for those with HCC proposed at a recent National Conference will be or might implemented ?

Thank you very much
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517301 tn?1229801385
within the next couple of months
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1750760 tn?1411486076
Thank you for your reply Doctor.

Pending insurance approval within the next week or two, I will begin the evaluation procedure. I do have HCC and the transplant center has accepted this diagnosis. Do you have any sense about how this will play out for me ?

Thank you very much.
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517301 tn?1229801385
regardless of changes to the allocation system nationally, HCC will carry a variance to allow you to be transplanted sooner. The only issue would be in what part of the country that you are listed--for instance, in NY one must wait 8-12 months sometimes to accrue enough waiting time in order to be transplanted with HCC while in the south the waiting time is closer to 3-4 months.
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1750760 tn?1411486076
Thanks Doc !!
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