The Phenomenal Success of the Mass. Tobacco Cessation Program

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The Phenomenal Success of the Mass. Medicaid Anti-Smoking Program. When Massachusetts set up its 2006 Medicaid-based benefit to help members quit smoking, it shelled out about $183 dollars per person — and wound up saving three times that in one year alone. Total savings on money not spent on heart-related hospitalizations: $14.7 million. You know what they call that in business? Freakin’ amazing. [CommonHealth | PLoS ONE]

Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2012/01/07/the-phenomenal-success-of-the-mass-medicaid-tobacco-cessation-program/