Rethink Tobacco Indiana offers free educational webinars on a variety of topics related to tobacco.

New webinar topics will continue to be added.

Upcoming Webinars

Most health care providers ask their patients about tobacco use and document the status into their electronic health record, however few bill for tobacco cessation services.  While the majority of people who use tobacco want to quit, most will try to quit multiple times before succeeding.  Providers in a variety of settings play a critical role in helping patients to quit successfully, especially those who treat patients with behavioral health conditions.  An important component of integrating tobacco use treatment into these settings, is ensuring that providers are compensated, which can be confusing and challenging at times.

This webinar will provide an overview of the current tobacco cessation coverage for various payors, review the available billing codes for tobacco cessation treatment, and provide guidance on how behavioral health providers can maximize reimbursement.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
• Compare the differences in tobacco cessation coverage between Medicare, Indiana Medicaid, and private health insurance plans
• Discuss the details of billing for tobacco cessation counseling in behavioral health settings
• Review the billing codes applicable for tobacco cessation treatment and how to use behavioral health codes to increase tobacco cessation services

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Sharon A. Shover, CPC, CEMC

Indiana Hospital Association

Ms. Shover is the Manager of Reimbursement Policy and Payor Relations with the Indiana Hospital Association. She has proven experience in all aspects of revenue cycle management. Her experience includes revenue generation, billing/coding and third party reimbursement for hospitals, FQHCs, RHCs and physician office settings. Ms. Shover’s areas of expertise include practice management, RHC conversion, clinical documentation improvement, chart auditing, coding, the accounts receivable cycle from patient access to collections, and development of policy and procedures.

 

ACCREDITATION:
FREE CME/CEUs is available for eligible participants (MD/DO, PA, NP, nursing, social work, mental health counselors, addiction counselors) who join the LIVE webinar event on 4/13. Participants will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post-webinar email.

In support of improving patient care, Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers
This activity qualifies for 1.0 Category I Continuing Education Units for Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapy Associates, Mental Health Counselors, Mental Health Counselor Associates, Addiction Counselors, and Clinical Addiction Counselors as outlined by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

For questions regarding continuing education, please contact CME@iu.edu.

WEBINAR QUESTIONS:
Please contact Kayla Hsu at kmhsu@iu.edu

Past Available Webinars

TO VIEW A WEBINAR: Simply click on the webinar title from the list below. On the page that follows, choose the lesson you wish to proceed with under course content. Once you’ve viewed the webinar, the associated quiz will populate below the lesson field or video screen.

TOBACCO TREATMENT COUNSELING WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PATIENTS – CAN IT BE DONE? (03/04/21 Webinar)

People living with mental illness or substance use disorders (i.e. behavioral health conditions) have disproportionately higher rates of tobacco use than the general population. As a result, they also have higher rates of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. To address these disparities, behavioral health providers must actively provide tobacco treatment and promote cessation among clients.

This one-hour video will review the 5A’s of tobacco treatment, an evidence-based treatment model for working with tobacco dependent clients. Specific behavioral treatment strategies will be discussed, including ways to motivate clients who may be hesitant to quit and key issues to address when providing counseling.

Navigating Medication Options for Smoking Cessation in Mental Health Settings (11/05/20 webinar)

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but there are proven treatments and strategies to help people quit successfully! Although a majority of cigarette smokers make a quit attempt each year, fewer than one third use cessation medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or behavioral counseling to support quit attempts.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Describe the tobacco use prevalence among persons with behavioral health conditions
2. Introduce the clinical practice guidelines evidence-based recommendation on pharmacologic treatment
options for patients with tobacco dependence
3. Compare various tobacco treatment medications, including the safety and efficacy data, for the management of tobacco cessation
4. Examine tobacco treatment medications, including doses, routes, and frequency of administration

Vaping: What it is and How Healthcare Providers and Communities Can Address the Epidemic (6/23/20 webinar)

As the tobacco product marketplace evolves, new products are emerging that deliver nicotine to users in different ways. These products include e-cigarettes/vapes such as JUUL or Puff Bars. In the United States, vaping has quickly become a public health epidemic, but what exactly is vaping and what makes it so popular?

During this webinar we will discuss vaping/e-cigarettes, what these products look like and the ingredients found in e-liquids. We’ll review the prevalence of use among adults and youth and how these products impact Hoosier health. At the end of the webinar, we’ll share strategies and resources available to help people quit.

Tobacco Treatment: An Overview of Cessation Services for Older Adults and Indiana Medicaid Members (4/29/20 webinar)

The impact of tobacco use in Indiana is staggering, costing Hoosiers 11,100 lives each year. About 1 in 5 Hoosier adults (21.1%) were current smokers in 2018. In particular, the smoking rates were HIGHEST among adults with lower education, lower income, uninsured, and those with poor mental health status. Smoking is particularly dangerous for the elderly, who are already at heightened risk for various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, and cancer. Despite the lowered rate of smoking among older adults, the aging of the baby boomers will surely spike the total number of older adults who smoke and are in need of tobacco cessation services in the years to come.

Join us, as we learn about the specific tobacco cessation services offered through the Medicare program and the Indiana Medicaid program, including an overview of coverage benefits, limitations, HCPCS/CPT codes for billing, and frequently asked questions that often arise when trying to effectively connect patients to these services.

Navigating Medication Options for Smoking Cessation in Mental Health

According to the Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, “Clinicians should encourage all patients attempting to quit to use effective medications for tobacco dependence treatment, except where contraindicated or for specific populations for which there is insufficient evidence for effectiveness.”

With many different medications available, how do clinicians know which medication to recommend or prescribe?  This webinar course is designed to educate health professionals in mental health settings on the various tobacco treatment medication options available to consumers.  Viewers will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each medication, the comparative cost of the different options, and review data on medication safety and efficacy.

 

When the Vapor Clears

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), more commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vapes, have become increasingly popular among adults and youth.  This webinar course is designed to educate consumers and health professionals on the evolving landscape of ENDS use in the United States, including patterns of use among adults and youth.  The webinar will also review the health effects and the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry as they relate to ENDS.

Assisting Tobacco-Addicted Individuals with Tobacco Recovery

This webinar course is designed to equip peer recovery counselors/specialists and community health workers with the necessary knowledge and skills to assist and support other mental health consumers with quitting tobacco use. This webinar may be used to train fellow peers in a group or individual setting. Tobacco cessation is an important part of recovery.

Partnership with

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Rethink Tobacco Indiana has partnered with the Purdue University College of Pharmacy to offer free continuing education (CE) opportunities to healthcare professionals on various tobacco cessation topics.

Click here to view the available tobacco cessation courses offered through Purdue.  First time users will be asked to create a new account to gain access, manage progress, and complete post-tests and evaluations after each module.  Purdue University College of Pharmacy is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.