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HCPCS, CPT, & ICD-9 Codes Related to Tobacco Cessation Counseling for Medicare and Private Payer.
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SAMHSA
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Provides a comprehensive database of reliable and up-to-date information on addictions and treatment centers across the U.S.
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Addiction Rehab Center
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A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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Letter from CMS to Medicaid directors dated June 24, 2011 describing required changes in Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation counseling and medication as of 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act
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Describes the The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and Affordable Care Act with respect to tobacco cessation benefits.
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This map provides links to Medicaid Coverage, State Employee Health Plan Coverage, Private Insurance Coverage, Quitline, and American Lung Association Resources for each state.
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This public health advisory, issued by the FDA in 2008, warns about the possibility of severe changes in mood and behavior in patients taking Chantix.
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This booklet provides support for tobacco users. It describes good reasons for quitting, the right time to quit and preparation for quitting, as well as medicine and help available to quit and stay quit.
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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This report examines federal and state level actions which are aimed to help smokers quit. Information is included on Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments, state employee health plans, and states which require private insurance coverage of tobacco cessation services.
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This article describes the importance of private insurance and Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services.
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