New Online Medi-Cal Provider Enrollment Portal Now Live


The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has launch its new online Medi-Cal provider enrollment portal. The system, called the Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE), will transform provider enrollment from a manual paper-based process to a web-based portal that providers can use to complete and submit their applications and verifications and to report changes.

Initially, PAVE will be available for most physician and allied providers who enroll to serve fee-for-service beneficiaries directly through the DHCS Provider Enrollment Division. However, DHCS plans to expand PAVE access to Medi-Cal providers who enroll through other divisions and departments until all Medi-Cal enrollment activities are directed through the PAVE system. PAVE will eventually replace the paper application process, although paper applications will still be accepted for an undetermined transition period.

The new system should significantly improve the provider enrollment experience by minimizing errors in the application process and significantly reducing the time required to process provider enrollments.

This initial release of PAVE will allow providers to check application status online and use electronic signatures for all provider types. PAVE will also allow providers to quickly revalidate their information in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.

DHCS will be hosting a series of webinars that will cover individual and group billing applications, affiliating with rendering providers, the “send” and “share” features, and secure messaging within PAVE. Based on your feedback, additional topics will be covered in future training sessions. Stay tuned for more information on these and future PAVE webinars.

For more details on PAVE, visit the DHCS website.