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 OptometryStudents.com, NewGradOptometry.com and the co-founder of CovalentCareers.com!

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