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Join HealthInsight for Upcoming Series on Substance Use Screening and Intervention Made Easier

Gain expertise and integrate a proven process for screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment (SBIRT) of patients with substance use disorder, including opioid addiction.

The SBIRT ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) series is for primary care practices focused on improving the planning and delivery of behavioral health screening and treatment. The program is open to all clinicians and staff (e.g., physician, nurse, medical assistant, physicians assistant, nurse practitioner, social worker, community health worker, office manager, care coordinator, billing/coding staff).

There is no cost for the series and complimentary technical assistance to implement the process into your work flow is included. New methods of coding, billing and reimbursement for the use of SBIRT will be taught.  CME is available.

For additional details, see the event flyer here.

This educational series takes a team-based approach to implementation of the SBIRT tool into primary care practices. All sessions are noon - 1:15 p.m. MT, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PT. Session dates:

  • Sept. 11, 2018
  • Sept. 25, 2018
  • Oct. 9, 2018
  • Oct. 23, 2018
  • Nov. 6, 2018
  • Nov. 20, 2018

Primary care teams will identify clinic roles that will assist with the identification of screening tools and then develop, test and refine intervention and referral processes for patients. The series will be delivered over six sessions. Practices will be asked to implement portions of the process and report back on progress. Cases will be delivered by the clinic teams to provide collaborative learning opportunities as well as share best practices.

Presenters include:

  • Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MHS, Board certified in Occupational Medicine, Assistant clinical professor occupational and preventative medicine. Researcher of work related injuries that impact opioid related deaths and SBIRT Instructor.
  • Katherine Fortenberry, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Associate clinical professor family and preventative medicine and SBIRT Implementation Instructor. She has received a Clinical Implementation Grant from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to implement SBIRT into PCP clinics.

Drs. Cheng and Fortenberry have done this work in their own settings and will guide as experts.

Click here to Register!

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