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Upcoming Webinar on new Family Toolkit

Got Transition will hold a webinar on 10/27 at 1pm ET to discuss its exciting new Family Toolkit which includes resources for families to use to guide their youth through the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Register today! 

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Transition Data from the NSCH

The recently released 2018-2019 National Survey of Children’s Health indicates an improvement in national HCT performance since 2016-2017, among both youth with and without special health care needs. Check out the national and state results here.

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2020 Transition Conferences

Save the Date for two health care transition conferences: the 12th Annual Health Care Transition Research Consortium Virtual Symposium on October 28, and the 21th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care on October 29-30.


New Report with Contract Language for Transition Care

A new report is available with contract language options that state Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations can use or adapt to improve the availability of pediatric-to-adult health care transition services. 

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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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2020 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet Available

Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released their new 2020 Transition Coding and Reimbursement 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 codes relating to telephone services, online digital evaluation and management services, digitally stored data services/remote physiologic monitoring, and remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services. It also includes current Medicare fees and RVUs for each code, a new clinical vignette with recommended coding suggestions, and 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 template that can be customized to encourage payer recognition of transition-related codes.

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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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