Texas Health Steps providers can be reimbursed for using Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) during Texas Health Steps checkups for patients 10 through 20 years of age. SBIRT is an evidenced-based three-part strategy to reduce adolescent substance use.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and U.S Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recommend universal screening for substance use as part of routine adolescent care.
Learn more in our informative Quick Course. Additional training is required in order to claim reimbursement for SBIRT.