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NEW Report - Most Current Medicaid Data

Monday, September 21, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Survey of State Quitline Efforts to Build Relationships and Cost-Sharing Strategies with State Medicaid Agencies:
Current Landscape and Critical Questions for the Work Ahead

This new report describes state quitlines’ progress in building cost-sharing agreements with Medicaid, examining the provision of quitline services to Medicaid members, the degree to which states are taking advantage of Federal Financial Participation (FFP) and other cost-sharing strategies to serve this important population, and the successes and challenges encountered in efforts to increase and improve tobacco treatment for Medicaid members. Critical questions are identified for the work ahead.
The survey was fielded to 53 tobacco control programs (TCP) in April 2015, to gather updated information on efforts to build quitline cost-sharing agreements with state Medicaid agencies. In order to gather more detailed information on specific topics of interest, a follow-up telephone survey was conducted with 12 state quitlines. The interviews provided critical insight into the concerns, roadblocks and limitations experienced by states as they worked to ensure sustainable provision of quitline services to Medicaid members. 

This report offers the most recent information available on funding mechanisms for tobacco treatment services for Medicaid members via quitlines. We thank the state Tobacco Control Program staff who contributed to the survey. Learn more here


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