Last week, the Department of Health Care Services released the CMS-approved DMS-ODS intergovernmental agreement, which will serve as a contract between the ministry and counties that implement the standard DMC-ODS terms and conditions. Creating a comprehensive continuum of care for Medi Cal beneficiaries for the treatment of substance use disorders is revolutionary. As stated in the treaty, “the purpose of this intergovernmental agreement is to provide SUD treatment services to [all] Medi Cal beneficiaries through the use of federal and regional funds. CIBHS`s blog and discussion forum for the drug important Medi-Cal Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver planning and implementation issues for counties. DHCS monitors the quality of all care provided to Medi Cal beneficiaries in a number of ways. For mental health services and substance use disorders, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires states that enter into a contract with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO) or the Prepaid Health Plan (PIHP) to conduct an external quality audit (CEC) of each entity. These rules have been in force since January 2003. DHCS Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Services Division enters into contracts with Behavioral Health Concepts, Inc. .