OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News As of January 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be able to reimburse providers for alcohol and drug screening and brief intervention (SBI). The new reimbursement schedule adds two new codes to the Level II Health Care Service Procedures Coding System (HCSPCS) used by Medicaid, Medicare, and other third-party payers: one code will be used for drug and alcohol screening and another code will be assigned to brief intervention and counseling. However, although new . . .
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