VT-SBIRT’s sustainability partly relies on a viable financial model for billing and reimbursement of SBIRT delivery. To that end, the VT SBIRT grant project is working with legislators and other key stakeholders to ensure that by the end of the grant, SBIRT is supported.
If substance abuse prevention and early intervention are important to you, we urge you to contact your legislators to let them know that you support SBIRT.
For your Legislator’s contact information click here.
Vermont Medicaid has activated CPT codes for primary care physicians when billing for alcohol and substance abuse screening and intervention services by structured assessment tools (e.g., AUDIT, DAST, ASSIST) for appropriate patients age 13 years or older.
Vermont Medicaid will reimburse face-to-face counseling for smoking cessation for eligible beneficiaries of any age who use tobacco.