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Evidence-Based Interventions to Help Patients Quit Tobacco

Medical Team Provider in Home with Senior Patients

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.

Join Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) for an overview of the best practices for treating tobacco use by reviewing the biopsychosocial aspects of tobacco addiction, pharmacotherapy options, and systems changes to incorporate best practices for tobacco treatment into patient care. A discussion of how tobacco cessation helps to achieve Quality Payment Program goals will also be included. Download the speaker event slides (PDF) and the HSAG event slides (PDF).


At the completion of this event, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the science behind tobacco addiction, nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and effective treatments for tobacco use.
  2. Develop individualized treatment plans using comprehensive, evidence-based assessments and treatment strategies from educational sources.
  3. Use specific, well-accepted methods for tracking individual progress, documentation, outcome measurement, and reporting.


  • Ms. Lena D. Matthias Gray, MSA, CTTS-M, is responsible for coordinating Tobacco Treatment Specialist certification trainings, providing tobacco cessation services to Univ. of Michigan faculty and staff as well as coordination of the University of Michigan tobacco-free policy.
  • Christine Lalios Kuykendall, BS, RHIA, CPHQ, IM, HSAG Health Informatics Specialist, will also be presenting. Ms. Kuykendall will share how the HSAG Quality Payment Program (QPP) Service Center can assist clinicians with successful Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting related to tobacco screening and cessation-related quality measures.

Mathhias and Kuykendall