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.
Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School
Katie is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. Katie joined the Center in 2014 and currently co-leads the Center’s Whole Person Care initiatives, including the Center’s Food is Medicine project. As part of these initiatives, she has had the opportunity…
Director, LuCa National Training Network
University of Louisville
Celeste Worth has over 20 years of experience in cancer control and provider education. She is the Director of the LuCa National Training Network, a national center for primary care provider education on lung cancer care based at the University of Louisville. She was previously a co-investigator for the Provider…