MassHealth and Commonwealth Care Tobacco Cessation Benefits
Effective July 1st, 2006, Medicaid recipients in Massachusetts have access to all FDA-approved smoking cessation medications and counseling support.
Effective July 1st, 2012, Commonweatlh Care members in Massachusetts have access to all FDA-approved smoking cessation medications and counseling support.
The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program, MassHealth and Commonwealth Care have developed the tools below to help providers and their patients to understand and use these benefits.Fact Sheet for Providers: Detailed
Detailed information about the MassHealth and Commonwealth Care benefits and counseling reimbursement rates and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are in this fact sheet.
Download the Fact Sheet for Providers: Detailed (PDF, 494 kb)
Pharmacotherapy Quick Guide
This is a quick guide to pharmacotherapy in tobacco treatment. It also lists the 5As to tobacco intervention.
Download the Pharmacotherapy Quick Guide (PDF, 115 kb)
A one-page handout (FAQ) of the new MassHealth Tobacco Cessation Benefit for patients.
Download the Consumer Overview in English (PDF, 465 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Spanish (PDF, 507 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Portuguese (PDF, 518 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Albanian (PDF, 172 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Arabic (PDF, 215 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Chinese (PDF, 4.94 mb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Haitian Creole (PDF, 149 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Khmer (PDF, 1.06 mb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Russian (PDF, 161 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Somali (PDF, 170 kb)
Download the Consumer Overview in Vietnamese (PDF, 2.32 mb)
UMass Medical School Tobacco Use Intake and Assessment Form
The Center for Tobacco Treatment Rsearch and Training (CTTRT), with the Massachusetts General Hospital Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, developed an Intake, Assessment, and Treatment Planning guide to assist providers in conducting a thorough patient assessment and developing a treatment plan.
The Guide shows providers how to use this tool and includes a blank template, a case study with a sample completed intake and assessment form, and a quick guide to pharmacotherapy.
Download the Guide here: Word (85 kb) | PDF (93 kb)
For additional information:
- Visit www.mass.gov/masshealthpubs to obtain provider transmittal letters, June and August, 2006. (Click on the provider library link and then the transmittal letters link).
- Call MassHealth customer service at 1-800-841-2900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit www.mass.gov/druglist for further details regarding the pharmacotherapy benefit for tobacco cessation.
- To order Cessation Consumer Materials, including posters, and brochures, for your practice and your patients, go to http://massclearinghouse.ehs.state.ma.us/Quitworks.