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Smoking cessation coverage

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Indiana Medicaid will cover all Rx and OTC smoking cessation products, Governor Frank O'Bannon (D) announces Nov. 18 - one day before the annual Great American Smokeout. Using data collected from the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and others, state government officials believe the added coverage will cost $4.5 mil. over the first year but result in savings of $7.7 mil. after three years. Indiana currently pays over $127 mil. each year to treat smoking-related illnesses contracted by Medicaid patients. The change is expected to go into effect by July; as of last May, 11 other state Medicaid programs cover OTC smoking cessation products, while more than 20 Medicaid programs cover Rx products ("The Tan Sheet" June 1, p. 11)
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