Recently, the Ohio Departments of Health and Medicaid updated its fact sheet on Medicaid’s coverage of tobacco cessation services. Ohio Medicaid covers tobacco cessation treatment for patients enrolled in Medicaid fee-for-service or a Medicaid managed care plan.
In 2012, the Ohio Medicaid smoking rate was 48.8%. This is more than double the overall adult smoking rate in Ohio of 23.1%. Physicians can make an impact on reducing tobacco use by asking patients if they smoke and providing even brief counseling, pharmacotherapy, and referral to cessation resources.
View the updated fact sheet.