The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

A Learning Collaborative to Expand SBIRT into Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

SBIRT Business Case Resources

The Future of Hospital SBIRT, a presentation by Eric Goplerud that outlines the Business and Clinical Case for Hospital SBIRT

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The Business Case for Hospital SBIRT and an Update on Joint Commission SBIRT Measures/CMS Inpatient Psych Prospective Payment Rule, a presentation by Eric Goplerud

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Configuring Health Care for Systemic Behavioral Screening and Intervention by Richard L. Brown, MPH

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Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, a program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, flyer that is starting to turn employers' heads in Wisconsin.  WIPHL is funded by a grant from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Feel free to borrow, steal, and disseminate.

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Substance Use Disorders and Primary Health Care: Addressing the Gap by Barbara Turner, M.D. and A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

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New Systems of Care for Substance Use Disorders by David R. Pating, MD, Michael M. Miller, MD, Eric Goplerud, PhD, MA, Judith Martin, MD, Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD

This 4-part report examines new systems of care for substance use conditions under health reform.

  • Briefly reviews the prevailing general system of care for the treatment for substance-related conditions.
  • Provides a detailed exploration of the emerging systems of publicly and privately funded substance use disorders treatment, which?driven by new insurance regulations and new mechanisms for payment reimbursement?will change significantly under health care reform.
  • Examines 3 case studies of expanded care for clinically distinct subsets of patients?those with unhealthy substance use who do not yet have addiction (persons with hazardous use), those with the highest recent rate of increase in mortality among substance use disorders (persons with opioid addiction), and those with the highest overall incidence of substance-related deaths (persons with nicotine addiction)?to examine how persons with different disorders should be able to receive better, more frequent care through federally mandated health care reforms.
  • Examines how health information technology systems will drive substance use disorders treatment toward greater connectivity, accountability, and improved outcomes.

Embedded throughout this discussion are recommendations to transform the care for substance use disorders under health care reform. These recommendations are offered with a caveat: although the authors are all experts in their field, no amount of evidence-based forecasting can capture the enormous change and complexity that we anticipate will result from health care reform. Instead, we are humbled by the complex fabric of overlapping systems, which will form the new system of care for the treatment of substance use disorders as the US health care system evolves toward increased affordability and accountability. 

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 White Paper
Recommendations to the Federal Government for Promoting the National Dissemination of Evidence-Based, Cost-Saving Behavioral Screening and Intervention (BSI) 

A White Paper from the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

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Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers
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