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2017 – 2018 Webinar Series


NAQC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 webinar series.  The 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.


2017-2018 Webinar Topics

The Impact and Opportunities of the ACA on Quitlines: 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 outlined 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 NAQC and states have developed.


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 brining 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 that 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.

Additional 2017-2018 Webinar Series topics will soon be released!

The 2017-2018  Webinar Calendar: A Look Ahead

·         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 Maria Rudie, NAQC Research Manager (

Above are details on the upcoming webinars including presenter information, goals, learning objectives, and supporting materials. Please note that archived webinars contain slides and recordings and are only accessible to current NAQC members.

Webinar Series Archive

NAQC maintains a webinar series archive, which includes presentations, additional resources, and call summaries.
NOTE: The webinar archive is available to NAQC members only.

How Do I Register to Participate in the Webinar Series?

NAQC Members: Registration is required for all webinars that are part of the series. Please visit the event calendar page and select the event you are interested in to find registration information.

Non-Members: Non-members may participate in the NAQC Webinar Series on a fee-for-service basis. To make arrangements please contact Natalia Gromov at Be sure to include the date you wish to join, the webinar topic, and the number of participants.

When Do I Receive the Webinar Materials?

NAQC Members: Two weeks before the webinar, all NAQC members will receive an e-mail with a description of the upcoming webinar and a link to event calendar the NAQC event calendar to use for registration. Once you have registered for a webinar you are able to visit the  at any time to download webinar materials. Simply click on the title of the webinar you have registered for and you will go directly to the Webinar Info Page. All webinar-related materials, including the agenda with dial-in instructions and slide presentations, are posted to the Webinar Info Page approximately one week before the webinar.

On the day of the webinar all NAQC members will receive a reminder about the webinar.

One-two weeks following the webinar, the webinar summary and recording are posted to the Webinar Series Page and a notice is sent to all NAQC members letting them know that the materials are available.

NOTE: You will need to login to access the Webinar Info Page.
NOTE: The webinar agenda will NOT be sent directly to registered participants. You will need to download the agenda (the agenda includes the dial-in information) from the Webinar Info Page.
NOTE: Additional webinar portal instructions can be found here

For Non-Members: One week before the webinar or upon registration (if registered less than a week before the webinar) non-members will receive an e-mail containing the agenda and other webinar-related materials. Webinar summaries will be sent to non-members approximately two weeks after the webinar.

Who Do I Contact With Questions?

Please e-mail should you have any questions or concerns related to the webinar series. We look forward to your participation!
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