This collection of webinars is designed to provide specific information on tobacco cessation. Each webinar explores a different topic. If you want more information on tobacco cessation coverage, please visit our Resource Library. If you have questions about a presentation, please email CessationTA@Lung.org.
Lessons Learned: Tobacco Cessation and Health Systems Change
Over two-thirds of adult smokers in the United States say they want to quit. A little over half of smokers received advice to quit from their healthcare provider, but only 10 percent of smokers quit successfully in 2015. By integrating tobacco cessation into the fabric of health systems, those numbers can increase. These systemic changes can be daunting to undertake. During this webinar, we will explore how two state-wide organizations have helped their local health systems incorporate tobacco cessation into health systems change. Clearways MinnesotaSM and the Oklahoma Hospital Association have worked with numerous local health systems to implement system-wide changes to incorporate tobacco cessation at the organizational level to provide sustainable, systemic change. View the slides or watch »
Health Insurance 101: Implications for Tobacco Cessation Coverage
This webinar will give you a basic understanding of how a health insurance company designs a health benefits plan, including various requirements that plans must follow. Join us to hear about how plans work, make coverage decisions and what that means for efforts to promote evidence-based tobacco cessation coverage for all insured Americans. Watch »
Approaches to Promoting Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Coverage: A Focus on Providers
This webinar explores innovative approaches to ensure providers are referring Medicaid patients to cover tobacco cessation treatment, and specific strategies to address challenges faced when working to promote cessation to Medicare providers. Watch»
Approaches to Promoting Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Coverage: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
This webinar explores the efforts promoting tobacco cessation benefits to Medicaid enrollees in a handful of states. During the webinar, states will share their experiences, including promising practices and lessons learned about the promotion of this benefit. Watch»
Medicaid Expansion – New Opportunities for Public Health
This webinar looks closely at Medicaid Expansion: how states are implementing it, who is enrolling and how to reach this new population. We will hear from experts about Medicaid expansion and discuss how to best reach new Medicaid enrollees with public health messages. Watch »
Tobacco Cessation, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: What’s New in 2014?
This webinar explores the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and important changes happening to Medicaid. Some of these changes affect what tobacco cessation treatments are available to Medicaid enrollees, and how they receive treatment. In this hour-long webinar, experts from the American Lung Association explore how ACA implementation is affecting Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments, including the provision that prohibits Medicaid programs from excluding coverage of tobacco cessation medications as of January 1, 2014. Watch »