Under certain conditions, a Primary Treating Physician must issue a PR-2 report to a claims administrator
Frequently Asked Question
Q: Which version of the form do providers need to use?
A: As of January 1, 2016, providers must use the new 2015 version of the DWC Form PR-2, which incorporates ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
California Code of Regulations § 9785(f) Reporting Duties of the Primary Treating Physician:
A Primary Treating Physician (PTP) shall issue a PR-2 report to a claims administrator if any of the following eight conditions occur:
- The employee’s condition undergoes an unexpected significant change.
- There is any significant change in the treatment plan.
- The employee's condition permits return to modified or regular work
- The employee's condition requires him or her to leave work, or requires changes in work restrictions or modifications.
- The employee is released from care.
- The claims administrator reasonably requests appropriate additional information that is necessary to administer the claim.
- The primary treating physician concludes that the employee's permanent disability precludes, or is likely to preclude, the employee from engaging in the employee's usual occupation.
- For continuing medical treatment, a progress report shall be made no later than forty-five days from the last report PR-2.
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