Medicare provides reimbursement for tobacco cessation counseling. All patients who use tobacco are eligible, regardless of whether they have a smoking-related disease.
Two codes are available: one for spending between 3-10 minutes in counseling and another for spending more than 10 minutes.
The Affordable Care Act mandates that private insurers also cover these services and that coinsurance and deductibles are waived. Reimbursement is in addition to any charges for preoperative anesthesia assessment.
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