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Tobacco Counseling: Right for Patients-Good for Reimbursement

Credit(s): 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: POE-TOBBIL/GEN
Original Program Date: June 29, 2011
Duration: 27 minutes
Access: Available until March 29, 2014
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    Designed for primary care physicians, this podcast outlines the requirements for reimbursement for tobacco cessation counseling.  The course clearly explains “incident to”  services as defined by Medicare, and provides information on the 5A’s of tobacco cessation. 

    Released: June 30, 2011
    Reviewed: NA
    Expires June: 30, 2014


    Target Audience

    Primary care physicians, medical students, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners


    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the 5A’s of tobacco cessation
    • Differentiate between the codes and requirements for cessation counseling
    • Discuss “incident to” services as defined by Medicare


    Teaching Methods


    0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    0.5 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 0.5 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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