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2017-2018 Webinar Series

Tuesday, November 14, 2017  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

NAQC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 webinar series.  This year NAQC will have presentations that:

  • Examine opportunities to increase the reach of quitlines by engaging key partners like Medicaid and health plans,
  • Make recommendations for revisions to NAQC’s Minimal Data Set (MDS); and
  • Share results from the FY2017 Annual Survey of quitlines.

The 2017-2018 webinar series will kick-off with a two-part webinar in November and  January, which will take a deeper look at  two priority issues for state quitlines, share innovative efforts among quitlines, and highlight resources available from NAQC.
 
Increasing the Reach of Quitlines through Partnerships: A Two Part Series
 
Part One: Medicaid, Cessation Benefits and Quitlines
Thursday, November 30, 2017
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET
 
This webinar will take a deeper look at increasing the reach of quitlines by Making Quitlines a Regular Part of Health Care under the Medicaid Program. Participants will hear specific examples of how state quitlines have engaged with Medicaid to ensure comprehensive cessation services are covered and quitlines are a regular part of health care under Medicaid, as well as one quitline’s approach to gathering and sharing information on current cessation benefits and billing codes.
 
Learning Objectives:
During this webinar, participants will:

1.     Learn about ways states are leveraging the Medicaid MCO RFP process to improve benefits and cessation services for Medicaid enrollees.

2.     Learn about how states are gathering information on Medicaid cessation benefits and billing, and sharing that information with Medicaid providers and enrollees to improve access and utilization of cessation services.

3.     Discuss successes and challenges states have encountered.

4.     Review resources available to states quitlines.

 
To register for the Part One: Medicaid, Cessation Benefits and Quitlines on November 30, 2017 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET, please click here.
 
Part Two: Engaging Health Plans and Employers in Purchasing Quitline Services and Improving Access to Evidence-Based Cessation Services
January 2018
3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

 
This webinar will address the goals outlines in NAQC’s paper on Engaging Health Plans and Employers in Purchasing Quitline Services. Participants will learn about ways states have used legislation, quitline eligibility requirements and engagement strategies to improve access to cessation services, including access to quitline services for public and private health plans. Participants will also learn about resources developed by NAQC and states.
 
Learning Objectives:
During this webinar, participants will:

1.     Learn about ways state quitlines have revised eligibility, their rationale, and the impact on provision of cessation treatment by public and private partners.

2.     Discuss the importance of relationship-building, and tactics for bringing partners to the table to purchase quitline services and/or improve access to cessation benefits. Learn how some state quitlines have engaged private employers and health plans to improve cessation benefits.

3.     Learn how some state quitlines have engaged private employers and health plans to improve cessation benefits.

4.     Learn about one state’s successes and challenges in using state legislation to increase the access to evidence-based cessation treatment and the role quitlines can play in ensuring compliance.

Registration will open once the date has been finalized. Check back soon!
 
Webinar Resources:
In 2017, NAQC published four thought papers regarding the impact of the ACA on quitlines. These papers explore topics important for the quitline community and incorporate feedback from NAQC members. While the 2017-2018 webinar series will address the first two thought papers, we have provided links to all four thought papers for your reference.

Save-the-Date 2017-2018 Webinars:

  • March 2018: Recommendations for revising NAQC’s Minimal Data Set
  • May 2018: FY2017 Annual Survey Findings
We look forward to having you join us for the 2017-2018 webinar series. If you have questions or concerns please email me at mrudie@naquitline.org.
 
Sincerely,
               
Maria Rudie, MPH
Research Manager
North American Quitline Consortium

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