CHA News Article

DHCS Posts Guidance on Medi-Cal Fees for Substance Use Disorder Office Visits

The California Department of Health Care Services has issued the attached All Plan Letter (APL) explaining the requirements for Medi-Cal managed health plans (MCPs) to reimburse network providers for office visit fees associated with alcohol and substance use disorder treatment (SUD) services that are within their scope of practice. The APL provides information on MCP contract requirements for identifying individuals who need SUD treatment, and includes examples of reimbursable treatment services.