New System Expands Services and Access to Care
Since launching the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC ODS) pilot in San Mateo County in February 2017, BHRS data has shown a 140% increase in the number of unique Medi-Cal beneficiaries served annually by the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) provider network – from 516 people in 2016 to 1,245 people in 2018. DMC services billed to the State have also increased 206% since implementation. This increase is due in part, to the increase in the number of certified DMC providers, from four in 2016 to twenty-four certified DMC providers currently.
What is the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System?
The Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) is a pilot program which expands the services that can be provided to Medi-Cal beneficiaries under the Drug Medi-Cal benefit that were not previously covered. Important new services include: residential treatment, recovery support services, case management, and medication assisted treatment services. When combined with the original DMC services (outpatient services, intensive outpatient, and opioid treatment services), a comprehensive substance use disorder benefit is now available. Through these services, our aim is to improve access and timeliness to care, enhance our client’s experience of care, and improve overall client health and wellness.
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