Health Systems Partner Training

Best Reasons to Partner With Your Tobacco-Free Health Systems Program

Services available to our Healthcare Partners

  • On-site Trainings
    • Evidenced based Public Health Service Guideline on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • NYS Smokers’ Quitline information
    • Facilitator Training program for a cessation specialist on site
  • Help meet Meaningful Use Criteria
    • Meet one of the 15 Core Objectives: # 13 Record smoking status for patients 13 years or older
    • Meet CQM Core Set Measure: #2 Preventive care and screening Pair: a) Tobacco Use Assessment, b) Tobacco Cessation Intervention
    • Meet one of 38 Clinical Quality Measures: #20 Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation, Medical Assistance: a)Advising Smokers and Tobacco Users to Quit, b) Discussing Smoking and tobacco Use Cessation Medications, c) Discussing Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Strategies
  • Medical Home Status by identifying tobacco use as a chronic condition
  • Meet the NCQA Hedis 2013 measure: medical assistance with smoking and tobacco use cessation
  • Recommendations for appropriate EHR tobacco screens
  • Coding and Billing information
    • Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement
  • Implementation of the Opt to Quit program
  • Motivational Text messaging program for patients
  • Free brochures, posters, NYS Smokers’ Quitline referral cards, and self-help materials
  • Assist with development of protocol or standard of care for addressing tobacco with patient population
  • Technical assistance and ongoing support
  • Success with helping your patients quit tobacco!

Billing Info

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Medicaid will reimburse approved providers for tobacco  cessation counseling in the clinical setting.  For information on billable services, coding, and approved providers, please refer to the following documents:

Medicaid Reimbursement for Tobacco Cessation

Medicaid Policy and Billing Guidance