Peer-to-Peer Review Requests

Provider Type

  • Physicians (does not apply to Cal MediConnect)
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG) (does not apply to HSP) 
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

The Plan aims to promote treatment that is specific to the member's condition and consistent with medical necessity, clinical practice, and appropriate level of care. An authorization request will be denied if the information provided does not meet the coverage requirements for the requested medical treatment. The Plan will notify the provider and the member of the reason for the adverse determination.

Providers may contact the Plan to discuss the adverse determination with a medical director (known as peer-to-peer review or P2P) using the instructions below.

Peer-to-peer reviews may not be used in certain situations

The peer-to-peer review does not apply to:

Appeals. Once you or a member submits an appeal, you cannot request a peer-to-peer review. If the member submits the appeal for an adverse determination you have issued, we will reach out to you for any additional information you may have.

Post-discharge. For adverse concurrent review determinations, you must request a peer-to-peer review prior to the member’s discharge. Once the member has been discharged from a facility, you cannot request a peer-to-peer review. If a member is discharged on the weekend, please call prior to discharge and leave a message for your peer-to-peer request to be considered timely. Beyond this time, an appeal may be filed.

Initial adverse determinations beyond five business days. You have five business days to request a peer-to-peer review following issuance of an adverse prior authorization determination. Beyond this time, an appeal may be filed.

How to request a peer-to-peer review

Contact the applicable Peer-to-Peer Review Request Line with the necessary information available to request a peer-to-peer review.