ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE USE GUIDELINE
Colorado partnered with HealthTeamWorks to develop the Alcohol
and Substance Use Screening Guideline to increase awareness and use of the SBIRT practice in healthcare
settings throughout Colorado.
guideline targets patients with non-dependent use and provides
effective strategies for intervention prior to the need for more
intensive treatment. It emphasizes universal screening and very brief
motivational conversations for patients identified as needing some
level of intervention for risky use of alcohol or other drugs. It also provides information about referring patients
identified as possibly dependent.
For healthcare providers who conduct Screening and Brief Intervention, below is a guide of billing codes that can be used to ensure that SBI services are reimbursed.
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