McLaren Health Plan Helping your Medicaid Patients to Quit Smoking
McLaren Health Plan (MHP) is committed to their members obtaining appropriate health screenings that aid in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. It is important that you communicate to your patients the hazards of smoking at each visit. Please be sure you:
- Advise smokers to quit
- Offer smoking cessation strategies
- Offer medical assistance with smoking cessation
As a reminder, the following smoking and tobacco-use counseling codes are reimbursable CPT codes and covered benefits for MHP members. Please be sure you document in your medical records and bill for tobacco cessation counseling services.
- 99406 - Smoking and tobacco-use cessation counseling – Intermediate > 3 - 10 minutes
- 99407 - Smoking and tobacco-use cessation counseling – Intensive > 10 minutes
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