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Bill Number: SF490
Title: Medicaid Tobacco Cessation

Requires Medicaid (both fee-for-service and MCO) to eliminate prior authorization for tobacco cessation services, including nicotine replacement therapy, if a Medicaid member contacts the MCO’s tobacco cessation program or Quitline Iowa. Allows the Medicaid to apply prior authorization to members who have had two prior failed attempts within a consecutive 18-month period.  Also allows prior authorization for Medicaid members who are under 18 years of age, but they must follow age-appropriate FDA guidelines in the process.

Status: Assigned to Committee
Committee: Senate Human Resources Committee
Recent Action: 4/4 - Reassigned to Senate Human Resources Committee
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Last Modified: 04/04/2019
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