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File #: 21-778    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. for substance use disorder treatment services, for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $3,758,357.
Attachments: 1. 20211005_r_Our Common Ground, 2. 20211005_a_Our Common Ground
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 Our Common Ground, Inc. for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. for substance use disorder treatment services, for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $3,758,357.

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BACKGROUND:
For over 20 years, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) has contracted with Our Common Ground, Inc. (OCG) to provide substance use disorder outpatient and residential treatment services to San Mateo County adults with substance abuse and addiction problems.

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 February 2017, OCG began providing services under the DMC-ODS waiver, which allowed OCG and other providers to bill for many more services than they were previously able to.

DISCUSSION:
Through the DMC-ODS waiver, OCG continues to provide outpatient and residential treatment services to adult County residents. Services include individual therapy, individual counseling, group therapy, anger management, family therapy, and room and board. OCG's treatment approach is a strength-based Modified Therapeutic Community Model, which values relationships and views the clients in light of their competencies rather than their deficiencies. Success is based upon individual progress in treatment, while concentrating on academic and vocational pursuits.

Through the Mental Health Diversion Grant Program, OCG shall provide residential treatment services to San Mateo County residents that are not eligible for Drug Medi-Cal or ...

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