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Second Annual Harvard Medical School CME Course on Transition

For the second year, Harvard Medical School is offering a 3-day CME course in Cambridge, MA (from March 2-4, 2020) on health care transition. The course, Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: Optimizing Treatment and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care, will offer cutting-edge clinical updates to optimize the care of young adults with chronic conditions. Participants also learn evidence-based best practice to guide their patients’ effective transitions to – and acceptance into – adult care. Read more at this site or in this brochure.

New 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.

Upcoming Webinar Sponsored by NIMH

Tune in on December 13, 2019 (2:00-3:00pm EST) for an exciting webinar sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. The webinar will feature a parent and daughter discussing their experiences and perspectives about making health care transition work for youth with autism.

New Data on Health Care Transition Planning Available

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.

New Report Analyzes 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.

Updated 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. Click HERE for the updated tip sheet.

2019 Transition Conferences: REGISTER TODAY!

Register TODAY for the 20th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference:
Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care
(October 24-25) and the 11th Annual Research Symposium (
October 23) in Houston, Texas.

Transition Tips for Integrating Young Adults with ID/DD and ASD

Got Transition has published two new tip sheets with broad sets of suggestions to help adult health care providers successfully integrate young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into their practices. The suggestions in both tip sheets are consistent with the 2018 AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report on Transition.

Family Transition Advisory Board Formed

Got Transition, in collaboration with Family Voices, has selected eleven parents of transition-aged youth and young adults, ages 13-25, to advise the organization on family perspectives on health care transition. This newly-formed National Family Transition Advisory Group will provide a range of family perspectives to guide Got Transition’s plans moving forward.

For more on the group's upcoming activities and the national organizations that these parents represent, read our press release.

New Grant Award Provides Funding to Implement Transition Model in Washington, DC

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health has received funding from the WITH Foundation to improve the transition for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) from pediatric to adult health care. The National Alliance will partner with The HSC Health Care System in Washington, DC to implement this first-of-its-kind transition value-based payment model. To learn more about the project, read the press release now.

The National Alliance Receives Funding to Promote Transition Payment Innovations

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health has received funding from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health to promote the use of value-based payment (VBP) and care delivery recommendations by payers for health care transition, called for in a recent leadership roundtable report, funded by the foundation. For more information, read the press release here.

UPDATED 2019 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet Available

Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released the new 2019 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet which supports the delivery of recommended 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 codes relating to chronic care management and interprofessional telephone/internet/electronic health record assessment and management services and referral services. It also includes current Medicare fees for each code, two new clinical vignettes with recommended coding suggestions, a table displaying what type of providers can bill for each code and whether the service is face-to-face or non-face-to-face.  Finally, the tip sheet includes an insurance carrier letter that can be customized for payers to encourage recognition of transition-related codes. Click here for the tip sheet.

The National Alliance Provides Transition Recommendations for NICHD

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, along with a number of organizations, has provided recommendations to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s (NICHD) on the transition-related research theme of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024. This research theme is aimed at improving health during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. To read the comments from The National Alliance, click here.

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