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BIBrief Intervention

RTReferral to Treatment

What is SBIRT?


SBIRT is a patient-focused approach to risk assessment and early intervention originally rolled out for alcohol and other substance use disorders by the SAMHSA. SBIRT identifies those at risk for substance misuse and dependence, and provides education and referrals early on.

SBIRT is:
  • Comprehensive
  • Integrated
  • Patient-focused
  • Early Intervention
  • Empowering for Patients
  • Reimbursable
  • Educational

How Does it Work?



Medicaid Reimbursement

SAMHSA is working closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to raise awareness about the importance of SBIRT practices and the coverage and reimbursement guidelines. Click for details about coding for SBIRT reimbursement.