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Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Improving transition from pediatric to adult health care is a national priority, a medical home certification standard, and a meaningful use requirement for electronic health records. Health care transition encompasses increasing youth’s ability to manage their own health and effectively use health services. It also involves ensuring an organized clinical process to prepare youth and families for adult-centered care, transferring youth to a new adult provider, and orienting and engaging young adults in their own care. This link provides CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) billing codes that can be used for time spent with patients who are transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare.


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Bridges to Health

The Bridges to Health (B2H) Home and Community-based Medicaid services waiver program is designed to provide children in foster care who have significant mental health or developmental disabilities, or health care needs, with services to help them live in a home or community-based setting.


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Community Health Workers and Children with Special Health Care Needs

The National Center for Community Based Services for Children With Special Health Care Needs and The HCS Foundation have collaborated to find ways of improving health and related services for children with special health care needs from traditionally underserved communities. The engagement of community health workers (CHWs) has emerged as a very promising strategy for addressing the persistent health disparities.. This report outlines the advantages of using CHW to reach families and identifies the assistance that these individuals can provide families in navigating the healthcare system.


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A Checklist to Keep Children Healthier

There are many aspects of healthcare that can be evaluated throughout a child’s development. This link provides a comprehensive list of screenings that are available to children from newborn through adolescence.


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