Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Waiver Amendment Draft Special Terms and Conditions: A Summary and Comments

October 29, 2014

The Department of Health Care Services (DCHS) recently released revised draft special terms and conditions for the Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Organized Delivery System (ODS) Waiver in October. This brief summarizes the main parts of the special terms and conditions (STCs) and provides comments about the most recent draft as the waiver process moves toward submission to CMS. DCHS’ proposals regarding the financing of waiver services are forthcoming.

Proposals in the draft STCs include granting counties the authority to selectively contract with providers, creating a residential treatment benefit, better coordinating substance use disorder services with physical and mental health services, and expanding program oversight at the state and county level.

Download the brief here.