Posts Tagged ‘smoking counseling’

Health Insurance Plans Not Offering Tobacco Cessation Treatments

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Many health insurance plans throughout the nation are not openly offering the required tobacco cessation treatments designed to help individuals quit smoking which was recently mandated through the Affordable Care Act.  The study completed by Georgetown University was for the Campaign for Tabacoo-Free kids is concerning and the authors are recommending that federal and state […]

Medicare and Smoking

Posted on: August 29th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

UPDATE 3/10/2012 – Medicare will once again be offering tobacco cessation counseling as part of their coverage for 2012 according to the Medicare.gov website.  They will cover up to 8 face-to-face visits during a 12-month period and the visits must be administered by a Medicare recognized practitioner.  Recipients of this benefit pay nothing to receive […]