All Ages (12+)
The SBIRT measure, or Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, measures the percentage of members (ages 12 and older) who had appropriate screening and intervention for alcohol or other substance abuse.
Quality improvement focus areas
- Improving primary care for all populations
- Ensuring appropriate care is delivered in appropriate settings
By offering a simple but effective screening for alcohol or drug abuse during an office visit, providers can help patients get the care and information they need to stay healthy. If risky drinking or drug use is detected, a brief intervention, and in some cases referral to additional treatment, helps the patient recover more quickly and avoid serious health problems.
change since 2014: +31%
- Number CCOs
that improved: 13
- All racial
and ethnic groups experienced improvement.
age 12-17 were added to the SBIRT measure in 2015. Results are stratified by age groups for reporting
and monitoring purposes (see below). Incentive payments are based on all ages combined.
to see this and other measures stratified by members with- and without
disability and mental health diagnoses.
About these data
- Data source:
Administrative (billing) claims
source: Metrics and Scoring Committee consensus
- Race and
ethnicity data missing for 11.5% of respondents
- Each race
category excludes Hispanic/Latino