Tobacco Cessation (Project 4.b.i )
What do we hope to accomplish?
- Integrate evidence-based, sustainable tobacco use treatment into health services across our PPS
Who is our target population?
- Current tobacco users with low socioeconomic status, co-morbidities and poor mental health status
How will we do it?
- Create an interdisciplinary team approach to addressing tobacco use with our patients
- Establish dedicated clinical services that will provide comprehensive tobacco treatment to patients across all NYP campuses
- Increase provider capacity to effectively engage patients in cessation by:
- Assessing current provider practices for development opportunities
- Enhancing the electronic medical record to include comprehensive documentation on cessation assistance as well as referrals to tobacco clinical services
- Providing tailored, evidence-based education to providers on how to prescribe medications and dialogue with patients
- Implementing clinical decision support systems that will facilitate appropriate provider intervention
- Integrating electronic referrals to NY State Quitline
- Establishing compliant, consistent and accurate tobacco cessation billing practices to ensure sustainability of care
- Promote patient education on cessation resources through the creation of culturally appropriate patient education materials to support tobacco cessation
- Sustain a tobacco-free hospital environment for our patients
- Work closely with community based organizations to ensure cessation treatment is culturally appropriate
Healthcare Delivery System Sector Projects: PPS must show implementation of all sector projects in their project plan. The implementation must address a specific need identified in the community assessment and address the full service area population.
- Adopt tobacco-free outdoor policies.
- Implement the US Public Health Services Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use.
- Use electronic medical records to prompt providers to complete 5 A's (Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, and Arrange).
- Facilitate referrals to the NYS Smokers' Quitline.
- Increase Medicaid and other health plan coverage of tobacco dependence treatment counseling and medications.
- Promote smoking cessation benefits among Medicaid providers.
- Create universal, consistent health insurance benefits for prescription and over-the-counter cessation medications.
- Promote cessation counseling among all smokers, including people with disabilities