Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
15 States (not including DC) (2018)

Target:
51 States (including DC)

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
15 states (not including DC) had comprehensive Medicaid insurance coverage of evidence-based treatment for nicotine dependency in 2018

Increase comprehensive Medicaid insurance coverage of evidence-based treatment for nicotine dependency in states and the District of Columbia

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

Cigarette smoking causes cancer and early death. People on Medicaid are more likely to smoke, and smoking-related diseases are a major driver of Medicaid spending. Comprehensive Medicaid coverage of smoking cessation counseling and medications can help people on Medicaid quit smoking.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup