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4-Month Virtual Learning Collaborative

The Center of Excellence for Health Systems Improvement for a Tobacco-Free NY (COE) is looking for 3-5 highly motivated primary care, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment sites who want to be New York State leaders in identifying the fiscal implications of implementing and/or expanding TDT services in their network of providers.

Being Reimbursed for Providing TDT to Your Clients in Easier Than Ever

Providing tobacco dependence treatment services to your clients is now a reimbursable service (by Medicaid, Medicare, and private payers alike) with accompanying CPT Codes that can add to an organization’s fiscal bottom-line while helping patients to lead healthier lives!

For Medicaid and MCOs, this minimally includes:

  • Unlimited annual quit attempts for tobacco cessation agents (removed the previously placed two quit-attempts annual limit)
  • Formulary coverage of all 7 FDA-approved tobacco cessation agents
  • Allowance of concomitant use of 2 tobacco cessation agents
  • No requirement for prior-authorization of tobacco cessation agents (exceptions apply for brand-name medications that have generic equivalents available)


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