What tobacco cessation products are covered under Medicaid?

As of December 2018, thirty-six states covered all seven FDA-approved cessation medications for all traditional Medicaid enrollees, up from 20 states in December 2008.However, some states may restrict the length of time that are covered, and also limit use of certain prescription medications. You can check with your Medicaid formulary to see what is covered in your state.

This CDC report provides state-by-state information about Medicaid coverage for smoking cessation therapies.

For more information about smoking cessation in populations with serious mental illness, you can watch this free webinar from SMI Adviser: Updates in Treating Tobacco Use Disorder (May 2020).

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