MEDICAID AND UNINSURED TOBACCO CESSATION BENEFITS
In Vermont, low-income or disabled individuals up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level are covered by Medicaid. As of January 1, 2014, Vermont Medicaid covers tobacco treatment reimbursement for your practice as a preventive service. This includes:
These services are available to eligible Medicaid members of any age who use tobacco, including e-cigarettes. Learn more about addressing the youth vaping epidemic.
New offer from 802Quits.
Medicaid members and uninsured Vermonters who want to quit tobacco can now earn up to $150 by enrolling in 802Quits. Refer patients for free counseling, quit medication and more.
Qualifying patients must be Vermont residents age 18 or older. Eligibility will be determined upon enrollment. Some conditions apply.
Coding and Billing
Use medical codes in your practice to capture the diagnosis for tobacco and bill smoking and tobacco cessation counseling.