Care Coordination Research & Reports
January 25, 2022

A Guide for Designing a Value-Based Payment Initiative for Pediatric-to-Adult Transitional Care

By: Margaret McManus, MHS, Patience White, MD, MA, Annie Schmidt, MPH

Pursuing value-based payment (VBP) options represents an important and timely opportunity to encourage improvements in pediatric and adult primary, specialty, and behavioral health care settings. This guide contains a step-by-step approach for state Medicaid and managed care organizations as well as commercial payers interested in starting a value-based payment initiative around pediatric-to-adult transitional care. Each of the steps includes several issues and strategies to consider, tips, and examples.