Massachusetts’ Medicaid Cessation Benefit: The Effect of Expanding Cessation Coverage
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Case Study/Profile | January 2014

Smoking costs the Massachusetts Medicaid program $1 billion annually in excess health care costs. To combat these expenses, the Department of Public Health and Medicaid recommended a benefit that provided cessation coverage to all Medicaid beneficiaries. This case study highlights key features that contributed to the success of Massachusetts’ Tobacco Cessation program.

Posted: July 2019

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