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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.

Transition Conference: Call for Abstracts

The International and Interdisciplinary Health Care Transition Research Consortium (HCTRC) has announced a Call for Abstracts for presentations or posters to its 11th Annual Research Symposium on October 23, 2019 in Houston, Texas. 

Click here for the Call for Abstracts and information on submission.

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 17, 2019 at midnight.

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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