Tobacco Trainings for Louisiana Providers
Healthcare professionals are uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of tobacco cessation in our communities. Since tobacco use is the leading cause of many deadly diseases, you understand the importance of living tobacco-free. Well-Ahead Louisiana offers education, training and resources to better equip you and your team to help patients geaux tobacco-free!
Help your patients begin their tobacco quit journey by making tobacco screening and referring a standard of care. Our trainings teach you strategies to approach patients about tobacco cessation—including vaping devices—and connect them to resources available to help them quit for good.
Learn More in the Provider Education Network
Our Provider Education Network connects you to many educational opportunities, including tobacco-related information, conducted through monthly webinars. All healthcare professionals can join the Network by signing up here.
Tobacco Cessation: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions into Daily Practices
Connect Patients to Tobacco Cessation Resources
Quit With Us, Louisiana is a resource all residents in our state can use to support their journey to a tobacco-free life. Quit With Us, Louisiana connects residents to cessation counseling, nicotine replacement therapies, and online and community resources.
Quit With Us, Louisiana offers free counseling through interactive phone calls, web chat or text that are easy to access—even on nights and weekends. Participants receive five free personal coaching sessions to prepare them for living tobacco-free. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or text “READY” to 34191 to get started.
This free service is available in English, Spanish and 150 other languages to people calling from anywhere in Louisiana. Teletypewriter (TTY) and telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) accommodations for hearing impaired and deaf individuals are also available at 1-866-228-4327.
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Medicare and Medicaid Billing Codes
Medicare and Medicaid health plans provide tobacco cessation coverage, including medications and counseling.
The CPT billing codes for tobacco cessation counseling services for both Medicare and Medicaid are:
- 99406: Intermediate smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes.
- 99407: Intensive smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling visit greater than 10 minutes.