Arkansas Cancer Coalition

BTI Program

With the help of a clinician, the odds of quitting tobacco more than double. While counseling and medication individually are effective for tobacco cessation, a combination of both is more effective. This training will show healthcare providers how to work with tobacco users to develop quit plans, to prescribe cessation medication and to refer them for lung cancer screenings.  

Target Audience

Physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, pharmacists, wellness managers, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, social workers, cancer and tobacco control advocates.

Fall 2022

Date Session Trainer
November 7 Pharmacotherapy Dr. Julie Kissack
November 8 Motivational Interviewing​ Dr. Sandra Brown
November 9 Low Dose CT Screening Pat Frankilin
November 9 Billing and Coding Dr. Courtney Selby

Spring 2023

Date Session Trainer
February 6 Pharmacotherapy Dr. Julie Kissack
February 7 Motivational Interviewing​ Dr. Sandra Brown
February 8 Low Dose CT Screening Pat Franklin
February 8 Billing and Coding Dr. Courtney Selby

About the Sessions

By the end of the session the participant will be able to: 
  • Discuss the background of motivational interviewing and its effectiveness in helping long-time smokers quit tobacco. 
  • Describe the four components of the spirit of motivational interviewing.  
  • Evaluate a long-time smoker and implement the Motivational Interviewing process including developing Change Talk between the provider and the patient. 
By the end of the session the participant will be able to: 
  • Discuss the screening modalities for lung cancer.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Low Dose Computed Tomography screening.  
  • Describe how to determine the patients that need to be referred for Low Dose CT screening.
By the end of the session the participant will be able to: 
  • Discuss tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy and its effectiveness in helping long-time smokers quit tobacco.
  • Describe the difference between evidence-based and non-evidence based cessation treatment modalities.   
  • Describe the different types of OTC and prescription cessation medication and how to prescribe them to different types of patients.  
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
  • Participants will understand the guidelines set forth by Medicare and Medicaid concerning coding and billing for tobacco/nicotine cessation counseling
  • Participants will understand what personnel is qualified to bill for tobacco/nicotine cessation counseling and required documentation to ensure payment
  • Participants will understand procedures for recognizing proper codes, billing guidelines, documentation, and insurance company submission guidelines

About the Trainers

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28 Sep
Sep 28, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022    
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Center for Research, Health & Social Justice will present the Community Health Impact Conference, this virtual event [...]
08 Oct
Oct 08, 2022    
All Day
Pink Out Day and Pink Pancake Breakfast 10/08/22 First National Bank of Tom Bean 301 North Hervey St. Hope, AR 71801 Breakfast, Booths, Survivor Stories, [...]
08 Oct
Oct 08, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3rd Annual Breast Cancer/Domestic Violence Walk 10/08/22 9am-1pm Will meet at Forrest City Fire Department 300 Garland St. Forrest City, AR 72335 *No Registration Required*
14 Oct
Oct 14, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Arkansas Cancer Coalition will be in full swing with our inflatable 16' Mega Lung and 16' Mega Colon. Our mission is to bring the [...]
15 Oct
Oct 15, 2022    
8:00 am - 11:00 am
“More Than Pink” 2K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 15, 2022. 8am at Riverfront Park Drive. Register Here
19 Oct
Oct 19, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
City on the Move Lunch & Learn: Cancer FAQS and education The City of Little Rock wellness program is promoting breast cancer awareness for the [...]
20 Oct
Oct 20, 2022    
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Cervical Cancer Task Force meeting is on October 20, from 4:30-5:30 PM via Zoom. Agenda and Zoom link TBA. About BreastCare is managed by [...]
25 Oct
Oct 25, 2022    
10:30 am
Women’s Health Education Event 10/25/22 Fort Smith Crisis Intervention Center 5603 S. 14th St. Fort Smith, AR 72901 BreastCare will be there providing education and [...]
28 Oct
Oct 28, 2022    
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
The virtual 26th Annual Family Medicine Update with Tobacco & Disease Symposium offers up to 18 hours of content including obesity, monkeypox, pulmonary hypertension, opioids [...]
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