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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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06 Feb
Feb 06, 2023 - Feb 08, 2023    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brief Tobacco Intervention Training ACC presents a free, virtual opportunity for healthcare providers who want to receive training on tobacco cessation. While counseling and medication are [...]
14 Feb
Feb 14, 2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The ACC Quarterly Meeting will be Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. The Arkansas Cancer Plan Roundtables will be from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. [...]
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