Medicaid Expands Coverage for Asthma and Diabetes Self-Management Training and Smoking Cessation Counseling


Effective April 1, 2021, Medicaid expanded the list of practitioners who can be reimbursed for providing asthma and diabetes self-management training, as well as smoking cessation counseling services, to EmblemHealth Medicaid and Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) members. The new provider types included in this expanded list are:

  • Asthma Self-Management Training – licensed clinical social workers, licensed master social workers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists
  • Diabetes Self-Management Training – clinical psychologists, optometrists, occupational therapists, and podiatrists
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling – registered nurses, clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed master social workers, and licensed practical nurses

For details on professional certification, place of service, and billing requirements, see the New York State Medicaid Update. To learn about the Care Management programs we offer our members to support you in the care you provide, call 800-447-0768 or visit our website.

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