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TCTTAC Menu of strategies for getting consumers to join groups

Strategies for getting consumers to attend

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TCTTAC resources for staff

Tools, reports, and other resources that are helpful when working with the behavioral health population.

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Billing guide for tobacco screening and cessation

Tobacco use status is now embedded in most of the major electronic health records and evidence-based tobacco cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health plans. Despite improved documentation and coverage, few providers bill for cessation services.

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You can quit smoking

Support and advice from your clinician

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Facilitator Guide for Non-Clinical Staff

Background and general approach for non-clinical staff.

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Facilitator Guide for Clinical Staff

Background and general approach for clinical staff.

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Fagerstrom Test

A brief 6-item questionnaire which determines level of dependence on nicotine (from very low to very high).

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Learning about Healthy Living

Tobacco and You. Introduction, general structure of treatment group, treatment of tobacco use disorder medications, facilitator’s guide, consumer’s handouts, forms, resources, and more.

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NYC TCTTAC Decisional Balance

Completing a decisional balance.

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NYC TCTTAC Importance Ruler

Importance ruler adapted* for tobacco use.

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Program Tobacco Dependence Treatment Self-Evaluation Tool

This tool is intended to stimulate goals as part of a quality improvement process for programs
interested in implementing tobacco dependence treatment.

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Implementation Plan Example

Implementation plan for helping consumers become tobacco free.

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Healthy Living Flyer

Flyer you can customize to advertise Learning about Healthy Living groups

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Sending Tobacco Use Up in Smoke Poster

This colorful 18″ x 24″ poster is designed to help organizations inform people who use their services about the importance of “Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum” (TRAC), a stage-based motivational model for tobacco cessation.

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Medicaid Smoking Cessation Counseling Benefit Reimbursement Information and Billing Codes

The use of nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban or Chantix combined with counseling provides the best opportunity to help a smoker quit. All quit-smoking medications are covered by the NYS Medicaid benefit.

Frequently asked questions about Medicaid smoking cessation benefit reimbursements.

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Tobacco Cessation Coverage: What is Required

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in March 2010, and many of its major provisions have been implemented over the last four years, culminating in new insurance coverage…