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WAC 182-531-1720

Tobacco cessation counseling.

(1) The medicaid agency covers tobacco cessation counseling when delivered by qualified providers through the agency contracted quitline or during face-to-face office visits for tobacco cessation for pregnant clients.
(2) The agency pays for face-to-face office visits for tobacco cessation counseling for pregnant clients with the following limits:
(a) When provided by physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), physician assistants-certified (PA-Cs), naturopathic physicians, and dentists;
(b) Two cessation counseling attempts (or up to eight sessions) are allowed every twelve months. An attempt is defined as up to four cessation counseling sessions.
(3) To be paid for tobacco cessation counseling through SBIRT, providers must bill the agency using the agency's published billing instructions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160. WSR 15-03-041, ยง 182-531-1720, filed 1/12/15, effective 2/12/15.]
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