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File #: 22-679    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. for substance use disorder treatment services, extending the term through June 30, 2023, and increasing the amount by $4,099,992 to an amount not to exceed $7,858,349.
Attachments: 1. 20220913_r_Our Common Ground, 2. 20220913_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
Lisa Mancini, Interim Director, Behavioral Health, and Recovery Services
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. for substance use disorder treatment services, extending the term through June 30, 2023, and increasing the amount by $4,099,992 to an amount not to exceed $7,858,349.

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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 able to previously.

On July 1, 2021, the Board approved an agreement with OCG to provide substance use disorder treatment services, for the term July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, in the amount of $3,758,357.

DISCUSSION:
Through this amendment, OCG will continue to provide substance use disorder outpatient and residential treatment services. 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 base...

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