Welcome to the FloridaHATS Web site! FloridaHATS is a program of Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services. Our mission is to ensure successful transition from pediatric to adult health care for all youth and young adults in Florida, including those with disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special health care needs. To learn more about our program, visit About Us.
Our health care transition tool box contains documents and links to a variety of local, state and national resources. Materials for youth, families and professionals are organized in these categories:
CMS Transition Policy Updated transition procedures and protocol for all CMS staff (July 2016)
Understanding Florida Medicaid Managed Care From Family Network on Disabilities (2016)
My Health Care A classroom curriculum to improve health literacy, communication and self-advocacy skills for adolescents and adults with ID/DD from Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. (2015)
JaxHATS: A Model Medical Home for Youth & Young Adults Ages 16-26 Dr. Rita Nathawad and Dr. David Wood, current and former Medical Directors at JaxHATS, describe the nationally recognized program’s development, operational structure, outcomes, and challenges.
Florida’s Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant 2016 application Presentation on Florida Title V Needs Assessment process, and Title V 5-Year Action Plan (transition plan on pp. 7-12).
2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan An interagency report from the Federal Partners in Transitions Workgroup (2015).
Transition 2 Go Informational Briefs On Florida Guardianship, Employment, Social Security, and MedWaiver Programs
Healthy Transitions Mobile App From University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies, designed to help build skills for independence and health care self-management. The app can be downloaded for free through iTunes and Google Play; for Google Play, click here.
JustAdulting Resources on legal rights and responsibilities for young adults from Florida Bar Association(2015)
Navigating Healthcare Transitions For Parents and Caregivers From the Cornelia de Lange Foundation (2016)
Lifelong Health Fact Sheets, My Health Passport and other Resources For individuals with ID/DD, from Florida Center for Inclusive Communities at USF
Condition-Specific Tools for Subspecialists From the American College of Physicians, tools are now available for the following subspecialties: general internal medicine (intellectual/developmental disabilities and physical disabilities), cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, and rheumatology. The toolkit includes transition readiness assessments, self-care assessments, and medical summaries customized from Got Transition’s Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition.
Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet Updated in 2016, Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics developed a transition payment tip sheet to support the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. It provides a summary of alternative payment methodologies and comprehensive listing of transition-related CPT codes and corresponding Medicare fees.
Navigating Healthcare Transitions For Professionals From the Cornelia de Lange Foundation (2016)
Incorporating Transition into Epic Electronic Health Record Software: A Survey of Expert Users Includes snapshots of sample EHR templates, from Got Transition (2015)
Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement National clearinghouse of tools and resources, featuring the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition.
University of Florida’s Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Healthcare and Education Transition (ICHET) offers a fully online certificate program for graduate students and professionals interested in bringing both health care providers and educators together to help youth with chronic illness successfully transition to adulthood.
Health Care Transition Training for Health Care Professionals. This course is appropriate for all practitioners and support staff involved in the care of adolescents and young adults.
Illinois Transition Care Project Offers MOC-approved, web-based training for both pediatric and adult-oriented providers.
Transition to Adult Care for Individuals with ID/DD A one-hour continuing education module in the webinar series, Physician Education in Developmental Disabilities. The 12 credit-hour series is available at http://aadmd.org/page/pedd-webinar-series.
Handling the Hand-off: Transitioning from the Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Team A free CME activity for primary care providers, nurse, and clinical support staff (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard)
Transition Services for Children and Youth with Special Health-Care Needs A case management module for physicians, nurses, and social workers from Texas Health Steps