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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, and Case Management Services Handbook : 7. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) : 7.3 Brief Treatment

A client found to have a moderate-to-high risk for substance abuse should be referred for brief treatment. Brief treatment is performed during the second, third, and fourth sessions, outside of the hospital emergency department or inpatient setting.
Brief treatment, although it includes a motivational discussion and client empowerment, is a more comprehensive intervention than the first session. Brief treatment includes assessment, education, problem solving, coping mechanisms, building a supportive social environment, goal setting, and a plan of action.
Procedure code H0050 will be eligible for reimbursement to the following provider types for the second, third, and fourth sessions:

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