Transplant Insider

Quarterly Publication by Guidry & East, LLC

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Medicare Cost Report

Guidry & East reviews Medicare Organ Acquisition Cost Reports prior to filing with the Fiscal Intermediary. This can prevent embarrassing and unexpected audit adjustments, which can materially affect net income and/or cash flow projections. We believe this is an extremely valuable service to have a company who works only in the field of transplant perform such a highly specialized service, given the numerous federal regulatory agencies and their nebulous guidelines impacting the cost report.


G&E Consultant Spotlight

Bill Rahm,  MBA, CPA, Vice President of Reimbursement Services

Bill has spent over 35 years in healthcare, with extensive knowledge and experience in Medicare cost reporting rules and regulations. He has spent the past six years exclusively reviewing transplant center cost reports and financial issues. Bill's career includes time in managerial roles in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement at the Divisional and Corporate levels with HCA, Triad Hospitals, and Horizon Health. 

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 Upcoming Events:



- UNOS 2015 Transplant Management Forum
April 22-24
San Diego, CA


-American Transplant Congress

2015 May 2-6 Philadelphia, PA

-AOPO 2015 Annual Meeting

June 8-11 Phoenix, AZ


-NATCO Introductory Course 2015

for the New Transplant Professional & Procurement Professional June 12-15 Tempe, AZ


-NATCO 2015 Annual Meeting

August 5-8, 2015 Louisville, KY


  Spring 2015


Guidry & East brings you our second Transplant Insider, a quarterly publication comprised of resources and news vital to developing your transplant business solutions for growing transplant programs, improving transplant operations, and the transplant financial product line.

We look forward to being your provider of the latest policies and procedures in quality patient care.



Latest News



6 Patients, 6 Donors Prepare for Rare Kidney Swap Chain


In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital. Dr. William Bry, a surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center, said the "kidney paired donations" are occurring thanks to a woman who started a chain of donations and a computer program that matches donors to recipients. People in the chain are not compatible with relatives or friends to whom they are willing to give kidneys. So, they donate to strangers they do match. 


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Career Opportunities


Transplant Leadership Institute

has an immediate need for transplant quality coordinators.  We are finding that this position is necessary to ensure a program's performance meets the rigorous quality expectations in today's healthcare environment.  We have positions in the Midwest and the Southwest for nurses and non-nurses, particularly those with CPHQ certification.  Anyone with transplant experience who would like to transition into the quality field, please contact us.  We also have other positions available for transplant professionals listed on our website at


April is National Donate Life Month



Organ procurement organizations, transplant centers, national donation organizations and other organizations sponsor special awareness events and donor recognition ceremonies to promote donation awareness and registration. National Donate Life Month was established in 2003. Every day in April, people across the U.S. make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow, and blood donors and to encourage more Americans to follow their fine example. 



Pamela Gillette, MPH, RN, FACHE, has joined Tulane Medical Center as the Vice President of Transplant Services. She most recently was at the Keck Medial Center of USC in Los Angeles.

Jeffrey Davis has joined the department of instructional innovations at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) as a trainer.  He had been a German teacher with Hanover County Public Schools.  He earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond and a bachelor's degree in social studies and German education from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.  


Ryan Garnowski has joined UNOS as a policy coordinator in the policy department; he came to UNOS from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in North Chesterfield, where he was a private-sector liaison.  He has a bachelor's degree in political science (policy and administration) from VCU.


Mike Styers has joined the IT service delivery team at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) as SQL maintenance DBA. He had been with Philip Morris International in Richmond, Va.  He has a bachelor's degree in data processing from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.


Bradley Persing has joined the member quality department at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) as a site surveyor.  He had been a cardiac transplant coordinator at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. A registered nurse and certified clinical transplant coordinator, he holds a master's degree in nursing from Duke University.  


Darren Di Battista has joined the instructional innovations department at UNOS as a curriculum development instructor. He had been an English teacher with Spotsylvania County Schools.  He has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Richmond and is certified in secondary education.


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Jim Guidry, MEd, MBA 

Chief Executive Officer 

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