Victor Kogler Vice President, Substance Use Disorders
Victor Kogler is Vice President of CIBHS. Mr. Kogler has worked in the substance use disorder field in California since 1971. He served as Alcohol and Drug Program Administrator of Santa Barbara County for twenty years and is a past president of the County Alcohol and Drug Programs Administrators Association of California. Mr. Kogler had been the Executive Director of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Institute (ADPI) for 8 years prior to the merger of that organization with the California Institute for Mental Health which created CIBHS. In addition to his senior management role, Mr. Kogler oversees the growth and operations of the CIBHS portfolio of services for SUD systems, providers and staff.
The “Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS)” is a Pilot program to test a new paradigm for the organized delivery of health care services for Medicaid eligible individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). The DMC-ODS will demonstrate how organized substance use disorder care increases the success of DMC beneficiaries while decreasing other system health care costs.
CIBHS is a leader in providing substance use disorders (SUD) related training and technical assistance (TA) to counties and providers in the area of service integration and preparing for the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver. The new financing and service delivery models set in motion by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and further developed under the DMC Waiver present significant opportunities and challenges for the SUD field.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) partnered with the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) and the Alcohol and Drug Policy Institute (ADPI), now merged as the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS), to obtain stakeholder input for addressing mental health and substance use disorder services. CiMH and ADPI completed the process to engage stakeholders and provided the attached report titled “Stakeholder Recommendations for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services.” (Note: We have previously referred to this end product as a “business plan”.)