Receipt of Specialist's Report

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

The primary care physician (PCP) must ensure timely receipt of the specialist's report. For Medi-Cal members, reports from specialty services for consultations or procedures must be in the member's chart within two weeks. If the PCP does not receive the specialist's report within two weeks, the PCP must contact the specialist to obtain the report. For urgent and emergency cases, the specialist must initiate a telephone report to the PCP as soon as possible, and a written report must be received within two weeks.