About the Program
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Do I have to attend classes?
No. All of your coaching sessions take place over the telephone. This means you don’t have to try to find time for classes or trips to someone’s office. And, you can talk to a Quit Coach any day of the week - even Saturday or Sunday.
Does the program help with all forms of tobacco use?
help people successfully quit using all forms of tobacco, including smokeless products such as chewing tobacco. Your chances of quitting successfully are 8 times better with the p
What are the hours for Quitline Iowa?
Expert Quit Coaches and Registration Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Independence Day).
You can call our toll-free support line anytime you need additional information or support.
What if I miss my phone call from the Quit Coach?
Please call our toll-free support line back at a convenient time for you. Studies have shown that the more calls you complete with a Quit Coach, the more success you will have in quitting tobacco.
What if I start using tobacco again?
For most people, quitting takes practice. We’re not here to judge you if you slip. Instead we’re here to help you learn from that experience and try again. Each time you try to quit, you’ll learn a little more about what it takes. You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll use that knowledge in your next attempt. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
What type of browser do I need to enroll online?
In order to complete the enrollment form online, you must use Internet Explorer 6.0 and above, Google Chrome, or Firefox 2.0 and above.
I am a healthcare provider. What cessation support is available to Iowa Medicaid members?
Iowa Medicaid Program coverage includes select over-the-counter nicotine replacement patches and gum, generic bupropion sustained-release products that are FDA-indicated for smoking cessation, and varenicline (Chantix
). Generic bupropion sustained-release products that are FDA-indicated for smoking cessation and varenicline (Chantix
) will not be available to Medicaid members age 18 and older who are dual eligible for Medicare Part D.
The medications listed above will be covered with a prior authorization for members 18 years of age or older with a diagnosis of nicotine dependence and confirmation of enrollment in the Quitline Iowa program for counseling. Medicaid will not authorize coverage of these medications unless the patient is actively participating in the Quitline Iowa cessation counseling program.
For the Smoking Cessation Prior Authorization form
For the Nicotine Replacement Therapy Prior Authorization form
I am a healthcare provider. How can I refer my patients to Quitline Iowa?
You can refer your patients to Quitline Iowa by using the
Quitline Iowa Fax Referral Form
. Once faxed, the Quitline will proactively call your patient to enroll them into Quitline services. You will receive information back from the Quitline on the outcome of your referral.
I am a healthcare provider. Where can I order more Quitline Iowa materials?
Materials can be ordered from the
Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center Clearinghouse
To get started
or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1.800.784.8669).
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