Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)


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CE Credit: Online CE Quiz 
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Under value-based reimbursement, general healthcare providers are challenged to improve patients’ health while decreasing costs. Administrators realize the importance of behavioral health issues, but they’re not sure how to address them. Ample research documents that behavioral screening and intervention (BSI) – a package of alcohol and drug screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), smoking screening and cessation services, and depression screening and collaborative care – would help general healthcare settings meet their new goals, but few have implemented it. Come learn how treatment programs that offer BSI can establish valuable partnerships with general healthcare organizations, create a new referral pipeline, and thrive under value-based reimbursement.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the incentives created by value-based reimbursement programs and how addressing behavioral risks and disorders would meet those incentives.
  • Delineate the process of behavioral screening and intervention (BSI) and how it would help general healthcare providers meet their goals under value-based reimbursement.
  • Describe best practices for implementing BSI in general healthcare settings.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Credit

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a continuing education (CE) certificate to verify your time spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable.  Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC Continuing Education Credit. 


Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, is a family physician and a tenured full professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin. His academic focus has been the management of alcohol and drug disorders and other behavioral risks and disorders in primary healthcare settings. He has conducted NIH-funded research, published dozens of research articles, made numerous presentations, and conducted workshops in this realm on four continents. Brown directs the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles ( and owns Wellsys, LLC (, both of which aim to enhance delivery of SBIRT and similar services for other important behavioral risks and disorders.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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