CHA News Article

DHCS Offers Training on Medi-Cal Program for Alcohol Screening, Intervention

On Jan. 1, California began offering alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) benefits to all Medi-Cal beneficiaries 18 years and older in primary care settings. The California Department of Health Care Services, with SBIRT experts from the University of California, Los Angeles and L.A. Care Health Plan, has announced it will host webinars for primary care providers and non-health care professionals to help them learn how to administer the SBIRT benefits. More details and links to the webinars are available at www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/SBIRT_Webinars.aspx.

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