[published: 12/31/2019 in Exciting News]
Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University team up with Medicaid to create tobacco cessation resource for dental offices.
Click here for the link to the FREE CE "Ohio Dental Provider Training on Tobacco Cessation Counseling"
By Jackie Best Crowe
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry have teamed up to create online tobacco cessation continuing education modules for dentists and their team members in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC).
The project was initiated by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and its Medicaid Technical Assistance & Policy Program (MEDTAPP) after Medicaid began reimbursing dentists for providing tobacco cessation services to Medicaid patients in January of 2018.
“The tobacco cessation project is focused on improving the quality of care and health outcomes for Ohioans covered by Medicaid,” said Don Sabol, Medicaid health system administrator with the Ohio Department of Medicaid. “As providers feel more confident and have a better understanding of tobacco issues and health concerns, they will be better able to help patients to try to reduce or eliminate tobacco usage. The fact that CE credit is available is a nice extra.”
Reprinted and linked with the permission of the Ohio Dental Association and their publication, "ODA Today".