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Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Surgical Care

Authorization requirements

Is authorization required? How do I get authorization?


L&I (State fund):
Contact the claims manager

By phone: Call the Claim Information line (800-831-5227)
By secure email: Providers should log into to the Claims & Account Center (CAC)

Contact the employer or third party administrator

Coverage Decision: Tobacco cessation treatment may be covered as a temporary aid to recovery when it is preauthorized and certain criteria are met. (Updated August 17, 2016).  

Billing and payment policies

Billing information can be found in the Payment Policies section of L&I’s fee schedule.

Related rules

  • Limitation of treatment and temporary treatment of unrelated conditions when retarding recovery. WAC 296-20-055

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