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.
CIBHS’s goal is to help SUD treatment providers build and improve their administrative and direct service capacity so that they can thrive in this new and evolving environment.
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.
The Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver has set in motion a statewide revolution in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment. The SUD field’s historical approaches to financing and general business practices, regulatory oversight, clinical practice and provider relations are entering a period of flux that will eventually result in a new SUD treatment system that bears little resemblance to its current state.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has contracted with CIBHS to provide technical assistance and training services to substance use disorder treatment agencies in California. These services are supported by DHCS contract # 14-90198 and are provided at no charge to the recipients.