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DMC-ODS Ventura County

Email:  SUDServices@Ventura.org



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. For additional information, please visit the DHCS DMC-ODS website.

This approach provides the beneficiary with access to the care and system interaction needed in order to achieve sustainable recovery. DMC-ODS will demonstrate how organized substance use disorder care increases the success of DMC beneficiaries while decreasing other system health care costs.

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

California Department of Health Care Services Resources

Ventura County DMC-ODS Waiver Implementation Plan

The California Department of Health Care Services has approved Ventura County's Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Waiver Implementation Plan.



The county offers providers the following required and elective trainings.

Upcoming Trainings & Events:

  • DMC-ODS Documentation Training, November 1, 2018. Two sessions available on Nov. 1, 8:30am -12:00pm and 1:30pm -5:00pm. To register, please send your name and organization or VCBH department information to SUDServices@ventura.org  no later than Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Click to see Flyer.
  • DMC-ODS Information Day, October 4, 2018. Click to see Flyer

Elective Training:

  • ASAM 3.3 Decoded: The Nuts and Bolts of Clinically Managed, Population Specific, High Intensity Residential Services, Webinar - 4/10/18
  • Providing Medication-Assited Treatment (MAT) in Integrated Settings: Coordinating Care with a MAT Team - 3/29/18
  • Medication Assisted Treatment - 1/17/18
  • Introduction to Selective Contracting for County Managers and Staff, Webinar Training -12/13/17
  • Quality Assurance-A: Introduction to 42 CFR Part 438 Quality Improvement Requirements, Webinar Training -12/5/17
  • ASAM Criteria-C: Re-Assessment - 11/28/17
  • Waiver Assessment of Modalities of Services-A - 10/12/17
  • Introduction to the Application of ASAM Criteria for Substance-Related and Co-Occurring Disorders - 9/14/17 & 9/21/17
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Approaches for Opioid Use Disorders - 9/12/17

Required Training:

Ventura County VCBH Stakeholder Process

February 23, 2016

February 9, 2016

October 27, 2015

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