Tackling Tobacco: What Some CCOs are Doing to Break the Habit

The Lund Report
The Lund Report spoke with several CCOs recently to find out how they’re planning to help their members stop smoking

February 26, 2013 -- The coordinated care organizations have been tasked with a daunting challenge – reducing the growth in Medicaid expenditures while also improving healthcare quality and access. Smoking ranks near the top of that list, absorbing $287 million a year in Medicaid costs, according to a recent report compiled by the Oregon Health Authority: Burden of Tobacco Among Medicaid Clients in Oregon.

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