Graduating from pediatric to adult health care

Education & Training for Health Care Professionals

Health Care Transition Curricula

Continuing Education for Florida Practitioners

Health Care Transition Training for Health Care Professionals aims to provide practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the importance of health care transition. It will equip all practice staff with the knowledge and tools they need to facilitate smooth transition from pediatric to adult health care for young Floridians with and without disabilities or special health care needs (see flyer and PPT).

The course was updated in 2016 and includes evidence-based materials such as the ‘Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0’ from Got Transition, the national Center for Health Care Transition Improvement. Participants will learn about developmental, legal, financial and social considerations in planning for transition, using interactive tools and a Florida-specific planning algorithm to connect to local services and resources.

Up to 4 free continuing education contact hours for Florida physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, mental health counselors and allied health professionals are available through the Florida AHEC Network. Practitioners outside Florida can take the course through Florida AHEC Network, and then submit a certificate of completion to their own state accrediting agency. Most state boards honor approved AMA PRI Category 1 credits. Get started by visiting www.aheceducation.com.

Course Modules

The course is comprised of 10 sequential modules, each lasting approximately 15 minutes, that are also available for viewing here. Please note that CME/CE contact hours are available ONLY by enrolling at www.aheceducation.com.  A short description of the module and learning objectives are provided with the video links below. Before starting, please download the Course Toolkit, which provides links to the tools and resources used throughout the course.

  1. Introduction  (Handout)
  2. Adolescent Development  (Handout)
  3. Working with Caregivers   (Handout)
  4. Assessing Transition Readiness  (Handout)
  5. Patient Skill Development  (Handout)
  6. Legal & Financial Aspects  (Handout)
  7. Insurance  (Handout)
  8. Working with Adult Medicine  (Handout)
  9. Care Transfer  (Handout)
  10. Conclusion  (Handout)

Course Toolkit Addendum! Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet.  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, effective as of 2017.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for Physicians

  • FREE MOC! The University of California San Diego/Rady Children’s Hospital with the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) partnered with Got Transition to develop a new pediatric Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Module on transition. The web-based activity – “Transitioning Youth from Pediatric to Adult-Centered Care – will evaluate adequacy of participant documentation of patients’ transition from pediatric to adult centered care within the 6 Core Element framework developed by Got Transition: Center for Health Care Transition Improvement. Eligible participants include clinicians who actively evaluate pediatric patients with chronic diseases on a frequent enough basis to report data on 30 patient visits over a year period. This activity will provide MOC Part IV credits to participants who successfully meet completion criteria. To learn more about completion criteria and to register for FREE, email Kim Rose (KRose@naspghan.org) by March 31, 2017.
  • The Illinois Transition Care Project received MOC Part IV approval from all three primary care boards for its web-based trainings. Course enrollment is now open nationally here. The project offers two separate curricula.
    • The pediatric course offers 15 CME PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 Maintenance of Certification Part IV points (approved by the American Board of Pediatrics).
    • The adult medicine course offers 10 CME PRA Category 1 Credits™, 20 Maintenance of Certification Self-Evaluation credits (approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine) and 20 MC-FP Part IV points (approved by the American Board of Family Medicine).
    • For more information, please review this article on the trainings and view the informational flyers for the pediatric course and adult-oriented courses for internal medicine and family medicine.

Other Continuing Education Courses

Graduate Medical and Public Health Education

Graduate Certificate

A graduate level, online certificate in Education and Health Care Transition (EdHCT) is now being offered by the University of Florida. Visit http://education.ufl.edu/education-healthcare-transition/ to learn more about integrating education and health care transition, and building expertise in this emerging discipline.

Disability Curricula

Other Resources