4.b.i- Promote Tobacco Use Cessation, especially among low SES populations and those with poor mental health

  • Focus primarily among disadvantaged populations and those with poor mental health


Care coordination / patient navigation / population health

  • Facilitate referrals to the NYS Smokers' Quitline

Change management

  • Promote smoking cessation benefits among Medicaid providers

Clinical protocols / standard of care

  • Implement the US Public Health Services Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use

Integration of care / IDS

  • Use electronic medical records to prompt providers to complete 5 As (Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, and Arrange)

Other / misc.

  • Adopt tobacco-free outdoor policies

Patient and family engagement

  • Promote cessation counseling among all smokers, including people with disabilities

Payment reform

  • Increase Medicaid and other health plan coverage of tobacco dependence treatment counseling and medications
  • Create universal, consistent health insurance benefits for prescription and over-the-counter cessation medications

PMO Project Representatives:

Shannon McWilliam - McwillS1@mail.amc.edu

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