Offer FDA-approved tobacco cessation medications to non-pregnant adults of any age. The medications include:
Members qualify for:
Ask all pregnant women if they use tobacco or are exposed to tobacco smoke. If a smoker, offer at least one face-to-face counseling session per quit attempt, and refer the member to a tobacco cessation quit line.
Counseling services cover 60 days post-delivery, plus any additional needed days to end the respective month. Smoking cessation medications are not recommended during pregnancy.
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan monitors provider performance in implementing these tobacco cessation interventions through a number of processes, including Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys, medical record review, and the Facility Site Review process (PDF, 17 MB).
For additional resources, patients should review materials available under the “Smoking cessation” topic on the Health education materials page or call Member Services and ask for the Health Education Department.
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