Practice Fusion’s electronic referrals makes it easier to securely collaborate with any health care professional in the US. If you don’t have a Practice Fusion account yet but received a referral from someone on our network, follow the link in the email you received to navigate to our platform. Upgrade your account to consolidate your records and log in more quickly for future referrals.
Claiming your referral
1. If you receive a referral from a practice who has your email address on file, click the Retrieve referral link within the email notification.
You may also receive a notification by fax. To access your referral, type the web address (URL) listed under Retrieve referral online into your browser window.
2. Enter your email address and fax number, then click Retrieve your referral.
Note: If you receive several referrals, we recommend using one email address to claim your referrals.
3. You’ll be directed into your account to view the referral. The referral will include patient and referring physician information, as well as attachments containing information such as diagnoses, medications, allergies, lab results, and continuity of care documents.
4. Send a message to the referring provider by clicking Reply. Complete the message field, then click Send. Note: If the referring provider replies to your message, you must log into your account again via the link within your referral notification email to view the message.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once I’ve claimed a referral, how can I access it at a later time?
You can view your referral again by selecting the Retrieve referral button within the original email notification or by entering the URL listed on the fax notification.
Why do I need to access referrals within 14 days?
To ensure patient security, we require all electronic referrals to be accessed within 14 days as a HIPAA precaution to prevent records from being accessed, viewed, or shared without your express consent.
How long do I have to review the referral once it has been claimed?
To retain access to your referral after 30 days, you can upgrade your account.
If I have received multiple referrals, how can I consolidate them into one account?
Any referrals that have been claimed using the same email address will be accessible in your account once you have upgraded your account. You can review all referrals from the Messages section of your EHR by selecting the Referrals tab.