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The National Alliance Receives 5-Year Federal Grant to Continue Got Transition

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health received a 5-year award from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to continue its operation of Got Transition, the national resource center on health care transition (HCT). The goal of this new award will be to spread the adoption of evidence-informed HCT improvements as part of a comprehensive system of services for youth and young adults with and without special health care needs, focusing special attention on low-income and medically underserved populations.

For more information on the grant announcement, read the press release here.

Annual Transition Conferences: REGISTER NOW

The 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 and Friday, October 26, 2018 in Houston, TXThe activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ which will be co-provided by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Association. 

In conjunction with the Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference, the International and Interdisciplinary Health Care Transition Research Consortium (HCTRC) will hold its 10th Annual HCTRC Research Symposium on October 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. 

For more information and to register for each event, CLICK HERE.

Got Transition Webinar Series

Got Transition completed its five-part webinar series on Health Care Transition & Title V Care Coordination Initiatives. The series features state Title V, clinical experts, and young adult leaders who will provide examples of best practices among state Title V agencies, tools and resources, and problem-solving strategies.

For recordings and handouts of past webinars in this series, as well as details and registration information on upcoming webinar, CLICK HERE.

NEW Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit Available

Got Transition, in collaboration with University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, has released "Incorporating Health Care Transition Services into Preventive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults: A Toolkit for Clinicians." The Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit provides suggested questions and anticipatory guidance for clinicians to introduce health care transition during preventive visits with early adolescents (ages 11-14), middle adolescents (ages 15-17), late adolescents (ages 18-21), and young adults (ages 22-25), consistent with the AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report on Health Care Transition. The toolkit is available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.

For more information about the toolkit, read our press release HERE.

UPDATED: 2018 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet Available

Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new 2018 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet to support the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. The new tip sheet includes a list of updated transition-related CPT codes, including the new code for transition readiness assessment, and current Medicare fees and RVUs for these services.  It also includes a new set of eight clinical vignettes with recommended CPT and ICD-10 codes. Click HERE for the tip sheet.

AAP Transition ECHO

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Transition ECHO is a virtual community that serves as a forum for health care professionals to learn how to successfully transition youth from pediatrics to the adult care system. A standardized curriculum with 7 sessions was developed in partnership with Got Transition that consists of slide sets and interactive videos on several aspects of health care transition, including how to begin a transition process, how to find and partner with adult providers, how to engage families, and more.

Report Analyzes Health Care Transition in Care Coordination Programs

Got Transition has released a report, “Baseline Assessment of Health Care Transition Implementation in Title V Care Coordination Programs” that examines HCT efforts in 32 Title V states that selected transition as a national performance measure. This report presents a snapshot of state Title V care coordination program implementation of the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition. It provides a summary of the initial assessment scores and levels of implementation and outlines an upcoming webinar series on how to implement HCT in care coordination programs. If you are a state that would like your results of the assessment to be sent to you, please contact Samhita Ilango at silango@thenationalliance.org.

Got Transition Publishes Systematic Review on Transition

Got Transition has published a systematic review in The Journal of Pediatrics that identifies statistically significant positive outcomes in pediatric-to-adult transition studies using the triple aim framework of population health, consumer experience, and utilization and costs of care. The systematic review found that structured transition interventions often resulted in positive outcomes. The entire article can be READ HERE.

SAHM's Adolescent Medicine Resident Curriculum on Transition

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) has developed a Adolescent Medicine Resident Curriculum, divided into ten core content modules. It is designed both for four-week adolescent medicine rotations and for residents’ longitudinal training. Learning objectives are linked with educational and clinical resources to enhance Adolescent Medicine education. The tenth core content module is dedicated to Transition to Adult Care.

Earn CME Credits in Transition

Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN) is offering a free online one-hour CME course on health care transition. The course features the experiences of physicians in busy pediatric, family medicine, and internal medicine practices in the District of Columbia who successfully implemented the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition using quality improvement methodologies. The course was developed in collaboration with The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition, HSCSN, and the DC Department of Health.

Also available online: Got Transition's Dr. Patience White sat down with Dr. Mike Patrick (host of PediaCast CME from the Nationwide Children's Hospital) to talk about health care transition and the Six Core Elements. The hour-long podcast, "Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Health Care," describes the design and implementation of a transition program within a clinical practice to ensure a smooth transition for pediatric patients. It is intended for primary care physicians, pediatric subspecialists, and other health care professionals who provide care for pediatric patients. Listeners can take a short Post Test to receive their free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

Tip Sheet Links 2017 Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards with Six Core Elements

Got Transition has released a 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 practice resource includes a table that cross-walks NCQA PCMH criteria and guidance with specific linked Six Core Elements tools. Click HERE for the tip sheet.

The National Alliance Leads Transition Payment Roundtable

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health recently funded The National Alliance to lead an expert committee of public and private payers and health plan leaders to develop recommendations and action steps for advancing payment innovations in pediatric-to-adult transition care. This one-year effort will result in strategic guidance to build high-level support among payers and plans to incorporate transition into payment innovations and to encourage the recognition of transition-related services in both pediatric and adult care settings. To read more about the transition payment roundtable, click here.

ACP Releases Transition Tools for Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transition

Dr. Wayne Riley, the President of the ACP, and Dr. Carol Greenlee, the chair of ACP’s Transitions Initiative, announced the release of specialized toolkits to facilitate more effective transition and transfer of young adults into the adult health care setting at the ACP’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The transition toolkit contains condition-specific tools, including transition readiness assessments, self-care assessments, and medical summaries customized from Got Transition’s Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition. Transition tools are available for the following subspecialties and diseases: general internal medicine (intellectual/developmental disabilities and physical disabilities), cardiology (congenital heart disease), endocrinology (type 1 diabetes, turner syndrome, growth hormone deficiency), gastroenterology (inflammatory bowel disease is coming soon), hematology (general hematology, sickle cell disease, hemophilia), nephrology (end-stage renal disease), and rheumatology (juvenile idiopathic arthritic, systematic lupus erythematosus). This ACP Transitions Initiative was a collaborative effort with Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Incorporating Transition into Epic Electronic Health Record Software: A Survey of Expert Users

A Got Transition report, Incorporating Transition into Epic Electronic Health Record Software: A Survey of Expert Users, discusses ways of incorporating the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition into Epic. This report is only available to Epic users and can be accessed using your Epic UserWeb login credentials by clicking HERE.



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