Vision Benefits of America (VBA) is a vision and dental insurance company available in all 50 states to individuals, employers and brokers. Follow the steps below to become a credentialed provider.
Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements
In order to become a VBA provider, you must:
- Get your optometry license (see our guide that gives step-by-step instructions on how to get your optometry license in each state)
- Find a place to practice
- Get liability insurance: $1 million per occurrence, $3 million aggregate
- Obtain your NPI number
- Begin the medicare enrollment process (see our 41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots)
- Register with CAQH
See this in-depth guide
for additional guidance on satisfying these core requirements. You’ll need to satisfy these requirements to become a provider with nearly every medical or vision plan.
Step 2: Visit Vision Benefits of America's website
- Visit VBA Website
- Click “Join the Network” on left hand side of screen
- Click “Contact Us” for listing of contact options
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting provider application and participating provider agreement
- Credentialing with VBA may take up to 60 days.
- Ensure your CAQH is accurate to expedite this process
- Respond to requests for additional information from VBA or Aperture Credentialing, LLC
- Once your file is reviewed and accepted by VBA, you are a participating provider.
- Wait to receive VBA account info
- Start seeing VBA patients
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Step-by-step credentialing guides
The credentialing process for different insurance plans varies quite a bit. Some plans are relatively simple and others require much more work. The below guides walk you through the process for the most common vision and medical insurance plans.