New Report On Value-Based Payment For Health Care Transition For Pediatric And Adult Health Systems
Pediatric-to-adult transitional care is the subject of increased national attention as evidence mounts that structured processes to ensure a planned and coordinated transition from pediatric to adult care are seldom in place in the US. Without a structured process, evaluation studies find poorer health outcomes, consumer dissatisfaction and worry, and increased emergency room and hospital costs. Data from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health reveal that 85% of youth with and without chronic conditions have not received guidance about HCT from their health care providers.
A major barrier impeding adoption of recommended transition services is lack of payment incentives for both pediatric and adult clinicians. To address this gap, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health funded The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health to convene a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders to develop recommendations for pediatric-to-adult transition value-based payment (VBP) strategies and quality measures. Results and recommendations from this roundtable meeting are presented in a new report, Recommendations for Value-Based Transition Payment for Pediatric and Adult Health Care Systems. Meg Comeau, Catalyst Center Principal Investigator, was one of the round table participants.