Hep-SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) is a standardized alcohol screening and brief intervention tailored for hepatitis patients, and is reimbursable under medicaid, medicare and private insurance. Get trained this year!
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Alcohol use increases the risk for developing fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer in people living with hepatitis.

NYC Hep-SBIRT Training

Hep-SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) is a standardized alcohol screening and brief intervention tailored for hepatitis patients.

The NYC Health Department is offering free 4 hour Hep-SBIRT trainings in 2015 for credentialed professionals.
Credentialed professionals are licensed or certified by the NYS Department of Education and include: LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, MD, DO, PA, NP, RN and Licensed Psychologist.

SBIRT is reimbursable under medicaid, medicare and private insurance. Completion of the 4‐Hour Hep-SBIRT training satisfies the NYS requirement to bill for SBIRT services.

Training Covers: Standardized screening tools, tailored alcohol counseling messages for hepatitis patients, stage of change theory, motivational interviewing techniques, and documentation, billing and implementation guidance.

2015 Training Dates

February 27 (1 - 5 PM)
April 27 (1 - 5 PM)
July 9 (1 - 5 PM)

Training Location:
NYC DOH, 42-09 28th St, Long Island City - Queens

Training will be provided by:
John Mcateer, LCSW-R | SBIRT Health Care Systems Coordinator
Elena A. Ivanina, D.O. | Public Health/Preventive Medicine Resident
Nirah Johnson, LCSW | Viral Hepatitis

The Hep-SBIRT model and training was developed by the NYC Department of Health Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, Prevention & Control Program and the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care & Treatment with the support and feedback of NYC Hep C Task Force & NYC Hep B Coalition partners. #HepFreeNYC

To register, click here

More info about SBIRT
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Learn more about SBIRT on the SAMHSA-HRSA website here
Hepatitis Vaccination & Screening Services covered without cost sharing under ACA
SBIRT (Substance Abuse Brief Intervention & Referral for Treatment) covered service under ACA. Reimbursement guidance
Articles of Interest
Relationship Between Alcohol Use Categories and Noninvasive Markers of Advanced Hepatic Fibrosis in HIV-Infected, Chronic Hepatitis C Virus–Infected, and Uninfected Patients. Clinical Infectious Disease, 2014.

Efficacy of Motivational Enhancement Therapy on Alcohol Use Disorders in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Addiction, 2014.

Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing SBIRT in Primary Care in Integrated Health Care Settings. Subst Abus. 2014

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