Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a framework to identify patients with risky substance use through universal screening and to discuss health behavior changes. SBIRT has been demonstrated to reduce alcohol consumption and decrease health care utilization. It is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
For more information about using SBIRT, see:
The NYC Department of Health’s free online learning module for SBIRT provides participants with training on:
Physician participants who successfully complete this module will receive four credits of continuing medical education. Successful completion also fulfills the State’s training requirement for certain credentialed professionals — including physicians, nurse practitioners, and psychologists — to bill Medicaid for SBIRT services. This module could also be useful for other health care staff involved in SBIRT delivery.