Tobacco Treatment: An Overview of Cessation Services for Older Adults and Indiana Medicaid Members (4/29/20 webinar)

Lesson Materials

The impact of tobacco use in Indiana is staggering, costing Hoosiers 11,100 lives each year. About 1 in 5 Hoosier adults (21.1%) were current smokers in 2018. In particular, the smoking rates were HIGHEST among adults with lower education, lower income, uninsured, and those with poor mental health status. Smoking is particularly dangerous for the elderly, who are already at heightened risk for various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, and cancer. Despite the lowered rate of smoking among older adults, the aging of the baby boomers will surely spike the total number of older adults who smoke and are in need of tobacco cessation services in the years to come.

Join us, as we learn about the specific tobacco cessation services offered through the Medicare program and the Indiana Medicaid program, including an overview of coverage benefits, limitations, HCPCS/CPT codes for billing, and frequently asked questions that often arise when trying to effectively connect patients to these services.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Recognize evidence-based recommendations on tobacco use screening and treatment
• Describe the tobacco treatment benefits offered under the Medicare and Indiana Medicaid programs
• Review the HCPCS/CPT codes for billing for tobacco treatment services for Medicare and Indiana Medicaid
• Describe the requirements for eligibility, service frequency, and cost of tobacco treatment services for Medicare patients and Indiana Medicaid members

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John Knowles, RN, RHIA, Qsource

Angela Todd, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Emily Hancock, RPh, BSPharm, PharmD, MPA, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

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