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How to Join Blue Shield of California as an Optometrist

As I wrote in my previous articles – getting credentialed on medical insurance plans is never easy. Blue Shield of California is one of the easier ones and here is the step-by-step guide.

Guide to joining Blue Shield of California

Joining Blue Shield of California requires you to fill out the AGREEMENT -or- the AGREEMENT and the CREDENTIALING APPLICATION. When I called the company, they told me that optometrists need to fill out the AGREEMENT and CREDENTIALING if they are contracted with TRICARE/TRIWEST insurance plan. If they are not, then you just need to fill out the AGREEMENT. Once approved, you to become a part of Blue Shield of California’s Provider Network.

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About Matt Geller

Matthew Geller
Dr. Matt Geller is a technology entrepreneur with a track record of developing successful online platforms to solve problems in the healthcare space. Matt is an optometrist in San Diego and is the founder of, and the co-founder of!

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