Contracting As DMC & SMH Providers: A Programmatic Analysis

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With the passage of SB 323, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Regional Health Centers (RHC) have the option to choose to contract as Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) or Specialty Mental Health (SMH) providers. Entering into a contractual relationship will introduce complications that must be addressed explicitly in the contract and will create requirements for the FQHC that are significantly different than the requirements associated with standard FQHC practice and therefore should be carefully considered. 

This webinar is one in a two-part series that explores the financial and programmatic implications of contracting as a DMC or SMH provider. In this 90-minute webinar, speakers will focus on the programmatic and operational burden and benefits health centers should consider, such as: licensing and certification, space requirements, professional staff requirements, timely patient access and cultural competencies, and patient privacy and health information sharing.

  • Understand how the program requirements of DMC/SMH differ from the standard FQHC scope of service;
  • Learn from an FQHC with DMC/SMH contracts about the practicalities of opening and maintaining these specialty services;
  • Understand the administrative burden of ensuring compliance with both FQHC regulatory provisions and county contractual obligations.

  • Sara Gavin, Behavioral Health Director, CommuniCare
  • Christopher Reilly, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Clinica Sierra Vista

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3/21/2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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