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File #: 19-838    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Caminar, Inc. for substance use disorder treatment services under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System, outpatient mental health services under the Mental Health Plan, and housing and housing-related mental health services, for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $20,536,485.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_Caminar Inc., 2. 20190917_a_Caminar Inc.
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Subject: Agreement with Caminar, Inc. for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services, Managed Care Services, and Housing and Housing-Related Mental Health Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Caminar, Inc. for substance use disorder treatment services under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System, outpatient mental health services under the Mental Health Plan, and housing and housing-related mental health services, for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $20,536,485.

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BACKGROUND:
Since 1964, the nonprofit organization Caminar, Inc. (Caminar) has provided community-based services to individuals with serious mental illnesses. Caminar's programs focus on maximizing wellness and recovery opportunities for adults with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities. Caminar provides intensive residential care, transitional and permanent supported housing, supported education and supported employment, individual support services, and life skills training.

In April 2016, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Government approved the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) waiver for substance use disorder treatment services. In June 2018, Caminar began providing services under the DMC-ODS waiver, which allowed Caminar and other providers to bill for many more services than they were previously able.

Through the acquisition of Family & Children's Services on January 1, 2017, Caminar provides outpatient mental health services through the Mental Health Plan. On June 1, 2018, Project Ninety merged with Caminar, to provide outpatient substance use disorder treatment services to adult males under the DMC-...

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