65 and a Smoker? Medicare Can Help You Quit

Learn how Medicare can help you stop smoking and using tobacco

by Amy De Vore+ on Nov 19, 2013

Medicare offers smoking cessation counseling to its beneficiaries. It may be your year to make a no-smoking New Year’s Resolution, and Medicare can help.

Medicare Smoking Cessation Counseling

Medicare offers 8 smoking cessation counseling sessions for anyone who uses tobacco. These sessions are available 8 times every twelve months.

Tobacco Cessation Costs

It may cost you $0. How is that? Well, if you don’t have any illness or complications from tobacco, then your face-to-face counseling sessions are free, as long as your counselor accepts Medicare assignment.

If you have complications from smoking like emphysema, COPD, or lung cancer, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor’s services and the Part B deductible, as well as if you are an outpatient in a hospital setting, you also pay the hospital a copayment.

Ways to Pay for Smoking Counseling

If you happen to be among those who pay for your deductible, coinsurance, and copays for smoking and tobacco cessation counseling, there are a few ways to pay for this service:

*Remember that in most states Medigap policies offer guaranteed issuance only during your initial open enrollment period.

To learn more services covered by Medicare and ways to pay for them, call the number above or contact Senior65.

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