Graduating from pediatric to adult health care

Florida Health and Transition Services

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.

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Tool Box

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:

Some Resources

Some Materials for Youth and Families

Some Tools for Providers

  • Updated Clinical Report. The AAP, AAFP, and ACP have updated the original 2011 clinical report on health care transition. This updated clinical report, “Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home,” provides new practice-based quality improvement guidance on key elements of transition: planning, transfer, and integration into adult care. It also includes new recommendations pertaining to infrastructure, education and training, payment, and research.

  • 2018 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet. Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new 2018 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet to support the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. The new tip sheet includes a list of updated transition-related CPT codes, including the new code for transition readiness assessment, and current Medicare fees and RVUs for these services. It also includes a new set of eight clinical vignettes with recommended CPT and ICD-10 codes. Click HERE for the tip sheet,

  • Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit. Preventive care visits represent an important opportunity to discuss health care transition with adolescents, parents, and young adults. Yet, national survey data reveal that, 85% of youth have not received guidance about health care transition from their health care providers. To address this unmet need, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition with the University of California, San Francisco’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center created a new free online toolkit titled Incorporating Health Care Transition Services into Preventive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults. The toolkit is available in both English and Spanish.

  • Letter Template to Payers Regarding Recognition of Codes Related to Pediatric to Adult Transition Services
    A letter template to payers requesting recognition of transition-related codes. Edit and personalize PDF, or copy and paste into a Word document to edit and personalize, from Got Transition (2017)

  • 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.

  • Integrating Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities into Your Practice: Tips for Adult Health Care Providers
    From Got Transition (2015)

  • Navigating Healthcare Transitions For Professionals From the Cornelia de Lange Foundation (2016)

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