Quality Documentation Tips: Tobacco Screening

Tobacco Screening – It’s Not Just Smoking!

This quality measure is asking that tobacco use be addressed, not just whether or not a patient smokes.

Recent audits indicate that often only the smoking questions are being asked/answered, which does not satisfy this quality measure. Please remember to address smokeless tobacco and other nicotine products as well. If chewing tobacco is being used, then please address tobacco cessation with these patients.