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How to Become a Vision Benefits of America Provider

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Vision Benefits of America (VBA) is a vision and dental insurance company available in all 50 states to individuals, employers and brokers. Here's how to get credentialed!

How to Become a Vision Benefits of America Provider
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:
  1. Get your optometry license (see our guide that gives step-by-step instructions on how to get your optometry license in each state)
  2. Find a place to practice
  3. Get liability insurance: $1 million per occurrence, $3 million aggregate
  4. Obtain your NPI number
  5. Begin the medicare enrollment process (see our 41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots)
  6. 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
  1. Visit VBA Website
  2. Click “Join the Network” on left hand side of screen
  3. Click “Contact Us” for listing of contact options
  4. Email requesting provider application and participating provider agreement
  5. Credentialing with VBA may take up to 60 days.
    1. Ensure your CAQH is accurate to expedite this process
    2. Respond to requests for additional information from VBA or Aperture Credentialing, LLC
  6. Once your file is reviewed and accepted by VBA, you are a participating provider.
  7. Wait to receive VBA account info
  8. Start seeing VBA patients


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Kevin Cornwell, OD
About Kevin Cornwell, OD

Dr. Kevin Cornwell graduated from The New England College of Optometry in 2015. He went on to complete a residency in ocular and systemic disease with Indian Health Services in Zuni, New Mexico. He now works with MACT Health Board, Inc in Northern California, a nonprofit organization that provides healthcare for Native Americans. He is enthusiastic about bringing eye care to populations in need, both domestically and abroad. He has been involved with several humanitarian outreach projects, in various parts of California, New Mexico, Nicaragua and Mexico. He is passionate about managing the ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and monitoring ocular pathology through retinal imaging with spectral domain optical coherence tomography. He’s also an avid health crusader and enjoys educating and encouraging patients to better manage metabolic disease. Dr. Cornwell enjoys hiking in the Sierras and recording music as a guitarist for Cornwell Studios' youtube channel.

Kevin Cornwell, OD
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