MHI – Q: Will Medicare pay for a program to help me stop smoking?

Posted by MedEd at MHI
A: Medicare Part B pays for eight counseling sessions per year for those of us battling addiction to tobacco products. If you’ve not been diagnosed with an illness caused by smoking, the sessions are considered a preventive service. You will not be required to meet the Part B deductible and you will have no coinsurance as long as your doctor accepts assignment.

If you have been diagnosed with a condition caused by smoking, the sessions are subject to the Part B deductible and 20% coinsurance.

Medicare Part D pays for some, but not all, aids to quit smoking. It pays for Chantix since it is only available by prescription. It doesn’t cover nicotine gum or patches since over-the-counter items are not covered by Part D.

Still, it’s a great time to quit, don’t you think?

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