CSAC Bulletin Article

Health and Human Services 10/24/2014

Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System

On Tuesday, October 21, the Legislature held a Joint Hearing of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the Senate Health Committee to discuss the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS). Please recall that the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is proposing to better organize and coordinate the Drug Medi-Cal program. The committees heard testimony from state officials, county officials, treatment providers and health plans. Several Legislators were in attendance including Senators Hernandez, Leno, Anderson, Beall, Corbett, Hancock, Mitchell, Monning, and Nielsen.

There was interest amongst the Legislators regarding the disparity of services across counties due to counties having the option to participate, program integrity, and the financing component, which is still being developed by DHCS.

Materials from the joint hearing can be found here.

DHCS released their updated draft DMC-ODS Terms and Conditions on October 16, which will be an amendment to California’s current federal Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver. The updated draft Terms and Conditions can be found here.

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