Partner & Provider Resources
New York State Smokers' Quitline Reports Show/Hide
Quitline Annual Reports
Words from our participants:
“Thanks so much, I want to quit and live a healthy life and
your program is great. Keep up the great job and the opportunities you are
giving us smokers.”
– Ryan, Quitline Participant
“I called to say thank you, my husband has been quit 5 years
today thanks to the Quitline.”
“I just thought you would like to know that I have been off
of cigarettes for more than a year. I quit last October and have not regretted
it one second. I would like to thank you for your help and support.”
- Paul, Quitline
Attention NYS Medicaid Member
Stop Smoking Medications Cost Coverage Show/Hide
Related content: Provider Guidelines: Medicaid
- Stop Smoking medications are covered by your Medicaid Managed Care Health Plan but you will need to call to find out which ones are covered.
- Stop smoking medications include nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenge, or inhaler), Zyban or Wellbutrin.
- Some Medicaid Managed Care Plans will cover all the costs of the medications and some will require a co-pay.
To find out about stop smoking medications cost coverage and how to get the medications call your Managed Care Health Plan for details (most phone numbers can be found on the back of your card).
/ Provider Guidelines: Medicare
/ Expansion of SCC by Dental Practitioners
Guide to Build a Better Office System Show/Hide
This guide, produced by the American Academy of
Family Physicians, addresses the U.S. Public Health Service's (USPHS) Clinical
Practice Guideline; Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
recommendation for clinicians to change the clinical culture and
practice patterns in their offices to ensure that every patient who uses
tobacco is identified, advised to quit, and offered evidence-based
"Reproduced with permission from
Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual, 2010, issue of Scientific
Activities Copyright © 2010 American Academy of Family Physicians. All Rights
to download "A Guide to Build a Better Office System".
Continuing Medical Education Show/Hide
To help health care providers maintain, develop, increase knowledge, and
provide services to smokers, New York State Smokers’ Quitline offers some
Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities. These online modules are
provided at no cost and eligible participants can earn AMA PRA Category 1
Credit™ by successfully completing the course. Please click here to continue.
Outline for Practice Transformation Show/Hide
tools to assist clinicians in organizing effective delivery of smoking cessation services in the office setting
Outline for Practice Transformation
summarizes the essential details of patient flow, documentation, and coding for reimbursement.
To download this document, click the link above or click here
Insurance Reimbursement Show/Hide
Coding & Billing
Details of billing and coding requirements are provided in the Outline: Practice Transformation for Smoking Cessation Counseling V3 and the Medicaid and Medicare materials.
Many health plans cover smoking cessation counseling by clinicians. The service should be provided to all patients and all health plans billed. In the event of a claim rejection, an appeal letter template is included in the Outline: Practice Transformation for Smoking Cessation Counseling V3.
Please join us for our Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free New
York Collaborative Statewide Conference Call:
June 1st, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Tobacco Dependence for Persons with Comorbid Behavioral Health and Primary Care Conditions
Chad Morris, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Donna Richardson, LCSW, LCADC, Instructor, School of Public Health, Rutgers University
Maria Feo, BSN, RN-BC, CTTS, Heart & Vascular Care Coordinator-Hunterdon Healthcare
For details on upcoming and past calls click here.