Sent on behalf of Wesley L. Ford, M.A., M.P.H., Interim Director, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control



Hello SAPC Providers,


To prepare for the substance use disorder (SUD) system transformation set to launch on July 1, 2017, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) will host monthly meetings to prepare network providers to successfully implement the expanded benefit package, and achieve new clinical standards and reporting requirements.  All SAPC contractors are expected to send one or two representatives to each meeting as the information covered will become part of all SAPC contracts in the new fiscal year. Information on the next session is as follows and attached:


Operationalizing New Clinical Standards and Practices


March 2, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

1000 South Fremont Avenue

Alhambra Auditorium

Building A-7, Lower Level

Alhambra, CA 91803

Parking $3.00


Session content will include the following:

·         Quality Improvement and Utilization Management Expectations Overview

o    Establishing Medical Necessity and Use of the ASAM Criteria

o    Documentation of Services

o    Residential Pre-Authorizations

o    Grievance and Appeals Procedures

·         Maximizing Use of Licensed Practitioners of the Healing Arts (LPHA) and Medical Directors

·         Governing Regulations: Confidentiality (Updates to 42 CFR Part 2) and Managed Care (42 CFR Part 438)

·         Essential Trainings for Counselor/Clinical Staff to Deliver Quality Services in the New System of Care


If you have any questions regarding the upcoming sessions, please email [email protected] or contact your Contract Program Auditor.


Thank you,


Wesley L. Ford



Wesley L. Ford, M.A., M.P.H., Deputy Director

Health Promotion Bureau

Interim Director Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health

1000 S. Fremont Ave; Bldg. A-9 East, 3rd Floor, Box 34
Alhambra, CA 91803
626-299-4101 | [email protected]