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New Family Toolkit on Health Care Transition

Got Transition and its National Family Health Care Transition Advisory Group developed a new 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. Click here to download the toolkit!

Call for Abstracts for Upcoming Transition Symposium

The International and Interdisciplinary Health Care Transition Research Consortium (HCTRC) in collaboration with the 21st Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference, Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for researchers to be presented at the 12th Annual HCTRC Research Symposium in Houston, Texas, on October 28, 2020. CLICK HERE to learn more about presentation categories and abstract specifics.

New Handout: 5 Easy 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!

Got Transition and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Got Transition staff remains available via telework for any health care transition-related questions or concerns. Please email info@GotTransition.org.

UPDATED 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. Click HERE for the tip sheet.

International Adolescent Health Week (March 15-21, 2020)

International Adolescent Health Week is a grass-roots initiative for young people, their health care providers, their teachers, their parents, their advocates and their communities to come together and celebrate young people and with an ultimate goal of working collectively towards improving the health and well-being of the over 1 billion adolescents across the globe today. To learn more about the annual event and to participate virtually in IAHW2020 events around the world, visit https://internationaladolescenthealthweek.org.

New 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.

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.

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.

Also, don't forget to check out another online CME opportunity: Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Health Care. The hour-long podcast discussion between Got Transition's Dr. Patience White and Dr. Mike Patrick (host of PediaCast CME from the Nationwide Children's Hospital) is available until April 2020.



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