The credentialing process must be completed before a practitioner begins seeing members and enters into a contractual relationship with a health care insurer. As part of our credentialing process, practitioners have certain rights as briefly outlined below.

 

Practitioners can request to:

  • Review information submitted to support their credentialing application.
  • Correct erroneous information regarding a credentialing application.
  • Be notified of the status of credentialing or recredentialing applications.

 

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH®*) universal credentialing process is used for all providers who contract with Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus (Empire). To apply for credentialing with Empire, go to the CAQH website at https://www.caqh.org and select CAQH ProView™. There is no application fee.

 

We encourage practitioners to begin the credentialing process as soon as possible when new physicians join a practice. Doing so will help minimize any disruptions to the practice and members’ claims.

 

* CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).



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April 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter