Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Waiver (DMC-ODS)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved California's Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver amendment which provides a continuum of care modeled after the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria for substance use disorder treatment services.  A copy of the approved Waiver Terms and Conditions can be found here: Waiver Terms and Conditions.    

Participation in the waiver is voluntary. In order to prepare and assess the County's readiness to operate as an organized delivery system, Santa Barbara County is in the process of developing an Implementation Plan for submission to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

For additional information, including a copy of the guidelines for developing the County Implementation Plan, please visit the DHCS DMC-ODS website.        

For additional information on becoming a certified Drug/Medi-Cal provider, please be sure to visit the this web page.

NEW: For links to presentations related to the DMC-ODS Waiver, please visit the CIBHS Capacity Building Training Series webpage.

We invite your input in developing Santa Barbara County's DMC-ODS Plan.

To submit ideas and input online, please email admhsadpteam@co.santa-barbara.ca.us and be sure to specify the section of the Implementation Plan for which you are providing feedback