If a patient is positive for alcohol misuse (but not alcohol dependence) documentation should include that they met two additional criteria:
They are competent and alert during counseling
Counseling is provided by a qualified provider in a primary care setting
Treatments for substance abuse/misuse is required to be covered per ACA guidelines
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