Medicaid Covered Services

Free tobacco cessation counseling is provided through the Alabama Tobacco Quitline. Refer patients to the Quitline by faxing the signed referral consent form to the Quitline at 1-800-692-9023.

Prescribe any of the seven approved medications for cessation, if patient is eligible. Approved cessation medications include nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, nasal spray, varenicline and Bupropion SR, according to Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, U.S. Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2008.

Fax BOTH the Alabama Medicaid Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Prior Authorization Request Form and the Quitline referral form to Health Information Design at 1-800-748-0116.

Plan First Recipients do not require prior approval for smoking cessation products. The Smoking Cessation Prior Authorization Request Form should not be submitted for those recipients. 

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Page last updated: August 15, 2018