Briefing — How Medi-Cal Is Modernizing Addiction Treatment
Thursday, December 6, 2018
12–1:30 PM (PT)
California Chamber of Commerce, 1215 K Street, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA
About This Event
California’s Medi-Cal program is midway through a five-year effort to expand and improve its system for treating people with addiction and substance use disorder.
This effort, the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System pilot program, has been described as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance substance use disorder treatment by organizing care, expanding services, and integrating treatment into the larger health care system. Nineteen counties that represent 75% of all Medi-Cal beneficiaries are already providing services in the program, and the services will come online in another 21 counties soon.
The California Health Care Foundation held a briefing about this key program on Thursday, December 6, in Sacramento.
Jennifer Kent, MPA, Director, California Department of Health Care Services
Marlies Perez, MA, Chief of Substance Use Disorder Compliance, Department of Health Care Services
John Connolly, PhD, Interim Division Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Jeffrey DeVido, MD, MTS, Chief, Addiction Services, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Marin County Dept. of Health and Human Services
Catherine Teare, MPP, Associate Director of High-Value Care, California Health Care Foundation