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New Toolkit Helps Adult Clinicians Welcome Young Adult Patients

Adapted from Got Transition's Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition, this toolkit was developed through a collaboration of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Child Neurology Foundation, and Got Transition®. The tools in this resource can be used by adult health care clinicians to support young adult patients throughout transition to and integration within their practice. All the tools in this toolkit are examples; practices are encouraged to tailor each tool to meet the needs of their patients.

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UPDATED 2022 Transition Coding and Payment Tip Sheet Available

Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released their new 2022 Transition Coding and Payment Tip Sheet which supports the delivery of recommended health care transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. The tip sheet includes an updated list of transition-related CPT codes, including new Care Management codes. It also includes current Medicare fees and RVUs for each code, clinical vignettes with recommended coding suggestions, and an insurance carrier letter template that can be customized to encourage payer recognition of transition-related codes. Click here for the tip sheet.

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Playbook Helps School-Based Health Centers Assist Students with Health Care Transition

The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) and Got Transition®, in collaboration with an advisory group of school-based health center (SBHC) clinicians, administrators, and young adults, created a "SBHC Playbook on Health Care Transition (HCT)" which guides SBHCs and other school staff on assisting students with their preparation for the transition from pediatric care to adult health care.

The Playbook is available HERE. A recent webinar on the Playbook can be found HERE.

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Toolkit Helps Prepare Young Adults with ID/DD and their Primary Care Team Prepare for an Emergency

A toolkit from The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, with funding support from WITH Foundation, assists primary care teams and their young adult patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities to plan for disasters and emergencies. English and Spanish versions of the toolkit are available HERE.

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Webinar Recording: "Designing Value-Based Payment Innovations for Pediatric-to-Adult Transitional Care: Lessons from the Field"

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health hosted a webinar on 1/26/22 that 1) discussed a step-by-step approach to designing value-based payment (VBP) innovations for pediatric-to-adult transitional care, and 2) featured senior officials in two large Medicaid MCOs - Florida Department of Health Children’s Medical Services Health Plan (operated by Sunshine Health) and Texas AmeriGroup – speaking about their own experiences with designing a transition VBP pilot. This webinar is intended to assist state Medicaid agencies, commercial insurers, health plans, and pediatric and adult practices to expand their value-based efforts around pediatric-to-adult health care transition.
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Report Examines Changes in Implementation of HCT in State Title V Care Coordination Programs

Got Transition report shows how state Title V care coordination programs have made improvements in their use of evidence-informed HCT strategies over the past five years.

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Telehealth and Health Care Transition

An exciting video from Got Transition, CT KASA, PATH CT, and Family Voices will help young adults and their families/caregivers learn how a telehealth visit with their current pediatric provider and new adult provider can smooth the transition to adult care.

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Transition Data from the National Survey of Children's Health

The 2019-2020 National Survey of Children’s Health data, measuring health care transition preparation among youth with and without special health care needs, is available now. Check out the national and state results here.

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Webinar Recording: Incorporating HCT into Preventive Care (with Hawaii Title V)

Got Transition host a webinar on 9/30 to discuss ways to incorporate health care transition into preventive care for adolescents. Learn about strategies to align the transition and preventive care national performance measures and hear directly from the Hawaii Title V Team about their own experience, including examples of trainings, tools, and plans for the future. Listen to the webinar recording or review the webinar slides.

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Annual Analysis of States' Health Care Transition Strategies

A new report from Got Transition summarizing the health care transition strategies that Title V agencies documented in their 2021 Application/2019 Annual Report, highlighting examples of states’ HCT innovations, and offering recommendations for future HCT strategies in state Title V action plans.

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Making the Business Case for Health Care Transition

These two business case statements offer a call to action for payers – both Medicaid and commercial insurers – to pay for pediatric-to-adult health care transition (HCT) services. They provide background information about HCT and a description of how payers can cover HCT services. These resources, which were produced with funding support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, can be shared with payers to encourage payment for these services.

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Toolkit Available for Joint Telehealth Visit with Pediatric and Adult Clinicians and Transferring Young Adults

Got Transition's newest toolkit offers clinicians sample content for a joint telehealth visit to facilitate a "warm handoff" to adult care. The toolkit also includes a sample resource for transferring young adults that explains the telehealth visit. Click HERE for your free copy.

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Article Examines Relationship Between Receipt of Transition Preparation and Components of a Well-Functioning System of Services

A new article in the Journal of Adolescent Health examines the relationships between receipt of health care transition (HCT) preparation among US youth and five other components of a well-functioning system of services (family partnership in decision-making, medical home, early/continuous screening for special health care needs [SHCN], continuous/adequate health insurance, access to community-based services). For a full-article, click the link.

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New Report on Pilot Study of Health Care Transition in School-Based Health Centers

new article in the Journal of School Nursing explores a pilot study of Got Transition's implementation of a structured transition process in two school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Washington, DC. 

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Available Now: Recording of Webinar Discussion New Report on Medicaid Managed Care Contract Language for Transition

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition, with funding from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, held a webinar on 11/13/2020 to discuss its new report, Medicaid Managed Care Contract Language to Expand the Availability of Pediatric-to-Adult Transitional Care. The webinar included recommendations of pediatric-to-adult health care transition language for state Medicaid agencies to incorporate into their managed care contracts. Materials related to the webinar include: 


Recording of Recent Webinar on new Family Toolkit

Got Transition held an engaging webinar on 10/27/20 to discuss its exciting new Family Toolkit. Watch the hour-long webinar to learn more about resources for families to use to guide their youth through the transition to adult health care, and hear from a parent of a transition-aged young adult about her transition experience!

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Updated Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ 3.0 out now!

Got Transition has updated its Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ with revised tools, samples, and recommendations. The updated packages incorporate extensive review and input from clinicians, youth, young adults, and family HCT experts. The three packages are aligned with the 2018 AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report on Health Care Transition.

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Step-by-Step Implementation Guides for the Six Core Elements

To help practices transform their HCT processes, Got Transition has developed practical step-by-step Implementation Guides dedicated to each core element. Got Transition recommends a quality improvement (QI) approach to incrementally incorporate the tools as a standard part of care, and these guides offer real world examples from practices utilizing the Six Core Elements. Got Transition offers background information on how to use the Implementation Guides, as well as a Quality Improvement Primer for those unfamiliar with the QI process.

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Family Toolkit on Health Care Transition

Got Transition and its National Family Health Care Transition Advisory Group developed a toolkit for families to use during the transition from pediatric to adult health care. It includes a set of tools for youth and parents/caregivers to use to better prepare for the transition to adult care.

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5 Steps to Prepare for Health Care Transition

At a time when there is a lot going on in the world and in health care, Got Transition is here to make one thing a little bit easier. Now may be a great time for young people to learn about their own health and plan for health care transition -- the process of getting ready for health care as an adult. These 5 easy steps can help youth, young adults, and their families prepare for that transition!

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Systematic Review of HCT Outcomes

The Journal of Pediatric Nursing has published Got Transition's new systematic review of health care transition outcomes. "Outcomes of pediatric to adult health care transition interventions: An updated systematic review" examines the latest HCT interventions in light of new national statistics, updated professional guidance, and a growing body of published literature on HCT.

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ICYMI: Webinar on Transition (Sponsored by NIMH)

Check out a Got Transition webinar (sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health) that features a parent and daughter discussing their experiences and perspectives about making health care transition work for youth with autism.

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Earn CME Credits in Transition

Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN) is offering a new one-hour online CME course on health care transition. The course offers a review of the updated clinical recommendations on health care transition and tested quality improvement approach -- the Six Core Elements™.  The course is available to a national audience and is jointly sponsored by HSCSN, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition, and the DC Department of Health.

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AMCHP Transition Toolkit Available

AMCHP has unveiled its Implementation Toolkit for National Performance Meaure 12: encouraging successful youth transitions to adult health care. The toolkit includes resources and tools for Title V programs, public health professionals, and other relevant partners.

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Health Care Transition Planning Data

The latest data on health care transition planning among youth with and without special health care needs is available from the 2017/2018 National Survey of Children’s Health. The table breaks down the results by state, region, and overall U.S. performance.

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Report Analyzing Transition Efforts in State Care Coordination Programs

Got Transition has published a new report analyzing health care transition activities in state Title V care coordination programs. The report, The Progression of Health Care Transition Implementation in State Title V Care Coordination Programs from 2017 to 2019, summarizes three years worth of states’ self-assessments of their Six Core Elements implementation in care coordination programs.

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2019 Tip Sheet Links Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards with Six Core Elements

Got Transition has released a updated tip sheet to help practices incorporate transition as part of their application process for becoming a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Using the 2017 Standards for Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), this updated practice resource includes a table that cross-walks NCQA PCMH criteria and guidance with specific linked Six Core Elements tools.

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