He reported data from two new trials, one an effort to improve blood pressure control and the other a study of smoking cessation. ... Volpp said. Given that the incentive programs only provide benefit in patients who succeed in totally quitting smoking,
The new benefit will cover two individual tobacco cessation counseling attempts per year, each of which may include up to four sessions. ... Beneficiaries will continue to have access to smoking-cessation prescription medication through Part D.
Other topics covered by the guideline update include smoking cessation, hypertension treatment, glycemic control monitoring and medications, and polypharmacy, as well as screening for foot problems, nephropathy, depression, cognitive impairment,
A Success Story details a novel model that uses principles of chronic disease management to help improve rates of smoking cessation.
Overall cessation rates were substantially lower than the researchers had expected, so the study was underpowered to detect a difference between the quitting aids. ... The study authors concluded that e-cigarettes were modestly effective and might be as
The demonstration will address physical inactivity, obesity, smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose, as well as underuse of Medicare's preventive benefits. ... In addition, participants will receive referrals to
Usual care included physiotherapy (airway clearance, mobility assessment and supervision, and smoking cessation advice) and nutritional status assessment, along with outpatient pulmonary rehab offered 3 months after hospital discharge.
Strongly recommend smoking cessation for women with migraine headaches (Class I recommendation, Level B evidence).
Aspects of the periodic well-woman exam could include elements beyond screening for cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections, such as depression screening, counseling for smoking cessation, and other aspects of ... screening. There are
Smoking cessation. Hospitalization can offer a prime opportunity for helping patients who smoke to kick the habit. ... Not only are patients captive in an environment where smoking is prohibited, they may be more motivated than usual to avoid future,