The LuCa National Training Network provides support to organizations across the nation that are developing and implementing training programs to improve lung cancer prevention, screening, and care. In the course of their work, the organizations that LuCa supports often face confusion regarding insurance coverage for critical lung cancer services. To help address these concerns, LuCa has partnered with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) to develop resources that: (1) outline the current status of Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance coverage for tobacco cessation counseling and medications, (2) provide guidance on strategies for researching changes in coverage policies as they occur, and (3) answer frequently asked questions that often arise when trying to effectively connect patients to these services.  

This web forum will take a deep dive into these new resources: Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Understanding Medicaid, Medicare, and Private Insurance Coverage and Tobacco Cessation Medications: Understanding Medicaid, Medicare, and Private Insurance Coverage. Participants will learn how to effectively navigate the resources and have an opportunity to ask questions based upon their own experiences in the field.  

This event is recommended for patient navigators, advocacy organizations, state and local health officials, and staff of health systems/screening centers, hospital billing departments, and health care payers.

Presenters

Katie Garfield, JD

Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

Katie Garfield is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. Katie joined the Center in 2014 and currently focuses her work on the Center’s Whole Person Care initiatives, which seek to ensure access to services that address social determinants of health…

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Moderator

Celeste Worth, MCHES

Director

LuCa National Training Network

Louisville, KY

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Presentation Slides

  • Celeste Worth |  Tobacco Cessation Counseling and Medications: An Overview of Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance Coverage

  • Katie Garfield | Tobacco Cessation Counseling and Medications: An Overview of Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance Coverage