Author - Texas Children's Health Plan

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Vaping and Smoking Cessation Benefits Reminder

Date: July 13, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Physicians and Pulmonologists Call to action: Providers are reminded that screening and information on smoking cessation should be included as part of any routine patient visit. Diagnosis code, U070 should be utilized for reporting vaping-related disorders as a benefit of Texas Medicaid. Procedure codes, 99406 and 99407 should be utilized for reporting a smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit. How this impacts providers: Providers should educate susceptible patients presenting with respiratory symptoms or other related health...