North Carolina: Improving Access to Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefits
Source: National Opinion Research Center in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies
6|18 State Spotlight | November 2022

This spotlight highlights the North Carolina Medicaid and public health 6|18 team accomplishments in improving the process for utilization of the state tobacco quit line; requiring Medicaid providers to implement a tobacco free campus policy, a change in policy that will particularly benefit people with behavioral health conditions; expanding access to Nicotine Replacement Therapy; implementing measures to increase tobacco cessation involving care management, screening and treatment, telehealth, provider training, and billing; and adopting a new protocol to the quit line for people with behavioral health diagnoses.

Posted: January 2023

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