Comprehensive Statewide Cessation
This first report describes the framework that has emerged from the evidence-base and experience of PCHT members. It provides an overview of the PCHT vision for a comprehensive approach to statewide tobacco cessation that has developed from over two years of collaboration with our member states and other partners. This report builds the case for a comprehensive approach by: 1) providing information on the importance of developing best practices and partnerships; 2) outlining the steps for building comprehensive statewide cessation programs; 3) providing links to other PCHT reports and resources to assist implementation; and 4) describing a model for this approach, including potential partners as well as their roles and responsibilities.
Linking a Network
Integrate Quitlines with Health Care Systems
The PCHT believes that linking and promoting a network of services is essential for developing capacity to reach all tobacco users. The Linking a Network report describes the role of quitlines as a partner with health systems to deliver cessation services. In this role, quitlines expand beyond just providing direct services and take on a broader role as a centralized state resource for quitting information, partnering on cost-sharing approaches with private insurance to provide services, and serving as a referral center linking callers with health insurance and community programs. This report combines the emerging evidence-base on quitlines with practical experience from case studies of six states to give a new picture of the role of quitlines in a statewide tobacco cessation program.
Broaden the Provider Base
Approaches for Training
Expected Completion Date: October 2005
When completed, this report will provide a discussion of the evidence base and recommendations for training providers of tobacco cessation services. The Broaden the Provider Base report will include sections that will describe the following: 1) the purposes of training, including training as a means of building grassroots support; 2) audiences for training; 3) skills and competencies; 4) training evaluation and quality control; 5) training within systems; 6) pros and cons of certification; and 7) training models from Massachusetts and Arizona. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS REPORT IS INDEFINITELY ON HOLD.
Build a Financial Infrastructure
This report provides a thorough discussion of the evidence-base and recommendations for health plan benefits and provider reimbursement for health plans, health care purchasers, and health care providers by combining the evidence-base with the practical experiences of PCHT member states to give a broad picture of how the necessary financial infrastructure can be developed. It includes sections on health plan benefits, clinician reimbursement, quality improvement, and implementation strategies for health plans and purchasers. It also includes case studies from PCHT member states.
Build a Financial Infrastructure Tools
Key information from the Build a Financial Infrastructure report has been abbreviated into a summary report, Health Insurance Benefits for the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence, and a pamphlet, Invest in Tobacco Cessation for a Healthy, Productive Workforce. These documents help build the case for insurance benefits step by step.Key information from the Build a Financial Infrastructure report has been abbreviated into a summary report, Health Insurance Benefits for the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence, and a pamphlet, Invest in Tobacco Cessation for a Healthy, Productive Workforce. These documents help build the case for insurance benefits step by step.
Health Insurance Benefits for Treatment of Tobacco Dependence
Invest in Tobacco Cessation for a Healthy, Productive Workforce
This pamphlet provides employers a brief overview of the business case for providing tobacco cessation benefits to employees
Other Resources Available on this Web Site
Recommended Standards for Tobacco Cessation Programs and Tobacco Cessation Specialists in Oregon
The Tobacco-Free Coalition of Oregon’s (TOFCO) Health Systems Task Force drafted a set of recommended standards and guidelines to assist with decision-making for cessation reimbursement. Standards for reimbursement of cessation programs and providers are outlined in this report.
Coding and Reimbursement for the Treatment of Tobacco Use
Recommended Standards and Guidelines for Payers and Clinicians
A subcommittee of TOFCO’s Health Systems Task Force developed this report as a follow up to the guideline, Recommended Standards for Tobacco Cessation Programs and Tobacco Cessation Specialists in Oregon. This report provides guidelines and standards on appropriate reimbursement for clinicians that deliver cessation services.
Link to Partner Resources