Navigating the Billing Waters of Tobacco Use Treatment (4/13/2021 webinar)

Most health care providers ask their patients about tobacco use and document the status into their electronic health record, however few bill for tobacco cessation services.  While the majority of people who use tobacco want to quit, most will try to quit multiple times before succeeding.  Providers in a variety of settings play a critical role in helping patients to quit successfully, especially those who treat patients with behavioral health conditions.  An important component of integrating tobacco use treatment into these settings, is ensuring that providers are compensated, which can be confusing and challenging at times.

This 1-hour program will provide an overview of the current tobacco cessation coverage for various payors, review the available billing codes for tobacco cessation treatment, and provide guidance on how behavioral health providers can maximize reimbursement.


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