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 will 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 a wide range of 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 for support in their journey to a tobacco-free life. Quit With Us, Louisiana connects residents to the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, as well as online and community resources.
The Quitline is a 24-hour, confidential, free tobacco cessation helpline that links people who are ready to quit using tobacco with trained tobacco cessation specialists who help create an individualized plan to quit. The Quitline can provide Louisiana residents free counseling and nicotine replacement therapies to help them quit tobacco for good.
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.
Connect with the Smoking Cessation Trust Healthcare Provider Network
The Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) works with healthcare providers and health systems across Louisiana to deliver high-quality smoking cessation services. When an SCT participant visits a participating provider or health system for smoking cessation services, they can bill SCT directly and avoid up-front costs. The Louisiana Tobacco Quitline and SCT have a bi-directional referral relationship to ensure eligible callers are connected with SCT for further treatment options.
For more information about the Smoking Cessation Trust, please visit smokingcessationtrust.org or call (855)-259-6482.