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Prenatal Care Provider FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on the Revised PNS Program

Launched September 19, 2022

NOTE: Kaiser providers should check with their internal systems to find out how ordering screening tests or result communications differs from what is summarized here.

Summary of Prenatal Screening Program Changes (PDF, 2 pages)

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Questions on the revised PNS Program changes

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Questions on the revised PNS Program transition period

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Questions on the CalGenetic Portal

The chart below shows access to the CalGenetic portal, by profession.

​Professions
All access with license verified by IDEAL*
All access with license verified by IDEAL*
Can access results as licensed users?
Can place orders as licensed users?
Can place orders as delegates?
Can add delegates?
​Physicians and Surgeons
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Licensed Midwife
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Physician Assistant

-
​Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Nurse Midwife
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Nurse Practitioner
​-
Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Registered Nurse
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​No
Temporary Registered Nurse License

-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
No
​Clinician Nurse Specialist

​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​No
Public Health Nurse
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​No
​Genetic Counselors
​-
​-
​Yes
​-
​Yes
No
​Office and Medical Assistants
​-
​-
​-
​-
​Yes
No

Interoperability Development Effort to Authenticate Licensees (IDEAL) is used by Medical Board of California to authenticate and support access to the CalGenetic Portal

Note: Delegates are all staff members, including office and medical assistants, that a licensed clinician (MD/DO) allows access to the CalGenetic Portal. Delegates generally do not have a professional license and therefore do not go through IDEAL verification on the CalGenetic Portal.

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Questions on cfDNA screening 

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Questions on either cfDNA or MSAFP screening 

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Questions on patient billing and payment
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Questions on revised PNS Program educational materials
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