Smoking Cessation

A QuitWorks tobacco cessation program is available in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.  QuitWorks is an evidenced-based referral program for patients who want to quit using tobacco. 

Studies show that counseling and medication together are an effective treatment for tobacco dependence and that telephone quit lines, such as QuitWorks, are effective in reaching diverse populations.

QuitWorks can support your patients in their efforts to quit smoking and is an important resource for clinicians. Here’s how it works: 

  • Download and complete the Enrollment Form
  • Fax the referral form to 1 (866) 560-9113
  • Trained counselors will reach out to your patients to schedule telephone-based counseling sessions
  • Providers will receive faxed reports from QuitWorks confirming patient participation in QuitWorks and their patient’s smoking status
For more details, referral forms, other helpful resources for your practice, or to verify patient eligibility for the program visit the QuitWorks website in your state:
 

Massachusetts Providers

QuitWorks:  Massachusetts Department of Public Health
quitworks.makesmokinghistory.org
 

New Hampshire Providers

QuitWorks-NH:  New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
quitworksnh.org
 

Rhode Island Providers

QuitWorks-RI:  Rhode Island Department of Health
quitworksri.org

Or call 1 (800) QUIT-NOW (1 (800) 784-8669).

Coverage for Smoking Cessation Counseling Services

Commercial Plans: Members in MA, NH, and RI (purchased individually or through an employer)

Smoking cessation counseling services are covered in full with no cost share for most members. Services include individual, group, and telephonic smoking cessation counseling.

Please check the member's plan benefits for more information.

Coverage for Prescription Smoking Cessation Medications for Tufts Health Plan Members 

Commercial Plans: Members in MA, NH, and RI (purchased individually or through an employer)

If the member's plan includes Tufts Health Plan’s pharmacy benefit, the following smoking cessation prescription drugs are covered with no cost share for most members:
  • Buproban™ 
  • Bupropion SR
  • Chantix®
  • Nicotrol® Inhaler
  • Nicotrol® NS Spray
  • Zyban® (bupropion)

Please check the member's plan benefits for more information. 

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Smoking Cessation Products 

Commercial Plans: Members in MA, NH, and RI (purchased individually or through an employer)

Over-the-counter smoking cessation products (such as gums. lozenges, and patches) may be covered in full for most members with Tufts Health Plan’s pharmacy benefit, with a valid prescription from the member's provider, at the time of purchase.

Please check the member's plan benefits for more information.

If you would like additional information about smoking cessation, please call the Tufts Health Priority Care line at 1 (888) 766-9818, ext. 53532.

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