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Medi-Cal ORP Provider Enrollment Directions (Registration)

March 8, 2017

Instructions for how to enroll as an Ordering, Referring and Prescribing (ORP) provider have been updated as outlined below:

Step 1: Get a Type 1 (Individual) National Provider Identifier (NPI)

Any provider who orders, refers or prescribes goods or services to a Medi-Cal member must be enrolled in Medi-Cal or Medicare with a Type 1 (individual) National Provider Identifier (NPI). To apply for a Type 1 NPI, access the National Provider Identifier Web page of the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System website. Follow the instructions to get an NPI.

Note: Providers must have their own individual NPI to enroll as an ORP provider. Providers may not use their Type 2 (organization) NPI.

Step 2: Enroll with Medi-Cal as an ORP Provider on the PAVE Portal

After obtaining an NPI, complete the Medi-Cal ORP Provider Enrollment application using the Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) Portal. The PAVE Portal will guide you through the shortened ORP provider enrollment process. For more information on PAVE, please visit the PAVE Web page on the Department of Health Care Services website.