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

Ventura County Behavioral Health

The Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) provides a continuum of care modeled after the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria for substance use disorder treatment services, enables more local control and accountability, provides greater administrative oversight, creates utilization controls to improve care and efficient use of resources, implements evidenced based practices in substance abuse treatment, and coordinates with other systems of care.

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.

> See the DMC-ODS Waiver website for ongoing information and updates at


  • Medication Assisted Treatment - 1/17/18. Training Flyer
  • Quality Assurance-A: Introduction to 42 CFR Part 438 Quality Improvement Requirements, Webinar Training -12/5/17. Training Flyer
  • Introduction to Selective Contracting for County Managers and Staff, Webinar Training -12/13/17. Training Flyer
  • ASAM Criteria-C: Re-Assessment - 11/28/17. Training Flyer
  • Waiver Assessment of Modalities of Services-A - 10/12/17. Training Flyer
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Approaches for Opioid Use Disorders - 9/12/17. Training Flyer
  • Introduction to the Application of ASAM Criteria for Substance-Related and Co-Occurring Disorders - 9/14/17 & 9/21/17. Training Flyer
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM-A) Criteria - 2/7/17. Training Flyer
  • Continuum of Care - 3/15/17. Training Flyer
  • Medication Assisted Treatment-(A) - 3/22/17. Training Flyer
  • (ASAM) Criteria- (B) - 4/5/17. Training Flyer
  • Waiver Assessment of Modalities of Services Training - 5/3/17. Training Flyer

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.

Ventura County VCBH Stakeholder Process

February 23, 2016
February 9, 2016
October 27, 2015

Contact Us

Anita Catapusan, BSN, CCS, CATC III
Behavioral Health Manager-SUD Services
DMC-ODS Ventura County
Phone: (805) 981-9209
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