Paying for the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
Lack of payment is one of the most significant barriers to providing quality transition services for youth with special health care needs. Billing codes are not specific to transition, and transition services often are not required in managed care contracts. Based on a previous report recommending value-based transition payment, this grant will enable the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health to identify and assist commercial insurers and Medicaid programs to pilot test alternative payment strategies. The funding also will support development of related communication and technical assistance materials to be disseminated nationally.