Recommendations for Value-Based Transition Payment for Pediatric and Adult Health Care Systems

A poorly planned or unplanned transition from pediatric to adult health care often can result in poorer health outcomes, consumer dissatisfaction and worry, and increased emergency room and hospital costs. These issues are exacerbated for children with special health care needs and their families. 

A major barrier to providing transition services is lack of payment incentives for either pediatric or adult providers. To address this, the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, with funding from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, convened stakeholders to develop recommendations for pediatric-to-adult transition value-based payment (VBP) strategies and quality measures. Their findings are outlined in a new report, Recommendations for Value-Based Transition Payment for Pediatric and Adult Health Care Systems.

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