Nevada – There will be some changes to the Nevada Tobacco Quitline in the next few weeks.
Nevada Tobacco Quitline is working with Medicaid to ensure coverage and reimbursement of tobacco use cessation services, including nicotine replacement therapy and counseling with no barriers. They have also begun to build partnerships with the Nevada Insurance Division to have those conversations with the private insurers.
As of March 1, 2016, Nevada Quitline will cover 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy for all Medicaid recipients (Fee For Service and MCOs), uninsured and underinsured Nevadans. However, for privately insured Nevadans, they can only cover 2 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy.
The Quitline will slowly and strategically begin to decrease the availability of free nicotine replacement therapy to insured groups in order to align themselves with the Affordable Care Act and its reimbursement availabilities.
The ultimate goal is for the Nevada Tobacco Quitline to provide nicotine replacement therapy and counseling to Fee For Service Medicaid recipients, under and uninsured Nevadans only, and to triage other callers to a quitline set up for their insurance type or to have their insurance type reimburse the Nevada Tobacco Quitline.