Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
DHCS is the single state agency responsible for administrative and fiscal oversight of Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services in California. Established in 1980, the DMC program provides medically necessary SUD treatment services to eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries with a SUD diagnosis. In order to participate, SUD Treatment Providers must be certified through DHCS Provider Enrollment Division and contract with counties to provide services to eligible beneficiaries. All DMC providers are subject to utilization review and monitoring by both DHCS and county personnel in accordance with California Code of Regulations Title 22 Section 51341.1. Utilization reviews provide safeguards against paying for unnecessary treatment and/or duplication of services and allows DHCS to recover funds from Counties whose contracted providers did not comply with regulatory requirements.