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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, and Case Management Services Handbook : 7 Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) : 7.2 Screening

Screening clients for problems related to alcohol or substance use identifies the individual’s level of risk and determines the appropriate level of intervention indicated for the individual. Providers must explain the screening results to the client, and if the results are positive, be prepared to subsequently deliver, or delegate to another provider, brief intervention services. Screening must be conducted using a standardized screening tool. Standardized tools that may be used include, but are not limited to, the following:
Results obtained through blood alcohol content (BAC) or through toxicology screening may also be used to screen for alcohol or substance abuse risk.

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