SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention practice used to identify and counsel patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Its goal is to reduce substance use and its related health consequences, and to lower health care costs. It has been demonstrated to effectively modify high-risk substance use and to identify those who need specialized treatment. SBIRT was developed for use in settings other than drug and alcohol treatment, such as primary health care, emergency rooms, clinics, School-Based Health Centers, etc., where individuals who are at risk for substance use disorders are more likely to be served. SBIRT is a reimbursable service, with billing codes available in New York State.
This four-hour training will enable providers who are licensed or credentialed, including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, LMSW’s, LMHC’s and CASAC’s, to bill for SBIRT services. (LMSW’s, LMHC’s and CASAC’s must work under the auspices of a licensed provider/facility.)
Training will be held at 1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Funds, 790 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY. 10302
Title: SBIRT Training – Licensed Professionals
Training Mode: In Person