Policies and Procedures, Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance
Welcome to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services (SUDS) Webpage for the Quality Assurance Office of Alameda Countyâ€™s Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS)
The Quality Assurance Office recently launched an intensive training and technical assistance initiative for Alameda County contracted SUDS providers with a primary focus on supporting Drug Medi-Cal certification and documentation efforts. We are also providing assistance on other aspects of quality improvement and integration to enhance provider treatment and recovery services in the new climate of health care reform.
Medical Necessity Memo introduces Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) SUD Providers to the Medical Necessity Form developed by QA-BHCS as a way to meet Title 22 DMC requirements for establishing Medical Necessity. Establishing Medical Necessity for DMC clients requires either: Establishing Medical Necessity for Drug Medi-Cal clients requires either:
ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR REQUIREMENTS:
There are three approved organizations that DHCS recognizes as accredited organizations to register and certify alcohol and other drug counselors in California. For more information regarding the educational requirements for becoming an alcohol and other drug counselor in California, please contact any of the certifying organizations and/or refer to the Final Regulations of AOD Counselor Certification.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS: DHCS - CERTIFICATION / LICENCING / BILLING
Drug Medical Treatment Program Application Forms
Drug Medi-Cal CCR Title 22
Drug Medi-Cal CCR Title 22 edited
Drug Medi-Cal Billing Manual February 2017
Residential Licensing and Outpatient Certification Application Forms
Alcohol and/or Other Drug Program Certification Standards DHCS March 2004
Substance Use Disorder-Behavioral Health Policies & Procedures
Billing Codes and the DSMICD-10 Codes and California Outcome Measurement System (CalOMS) Treatment Data Compliance Standards :
BHCS Information Systems (IS) Department has completed the â€śbehind the scenesâ€ť work to enable a cross-walk for the DSM-IV diagnosis codes to the ICD-10 diagnosis codes, effective October 1, 2105.
The attachment or link provides information and direction to assist SUD Providers with CalOMS Standards for Data Compliance. The information includes: CalOMS Monthly Data Calendar, Episode Opening codes for SUD clients, SUD InSyst Episode Opening screen shot, DHCS (ADP) CalOMS Compliance Standards, Top Ten Most Frequent Errors and Sample CalOMS Data Reports.