SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) Billing Tip Sheet
What is SBIRT?
SBIRT services are defined as alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) use assessment (for example, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, Drug Abuse Screening Test) and brief intervention. SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk individuals.