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How to Become a Vision Plan of America Provider

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Vision Plan of America is a vision and dental plan for individuals, families or employees, only available in California. The current network consists of 413 providers across the state.

How to Become a Vision Plan of America Provider

Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements

In order to become a Vision Plan of America 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—you must have your own professional liability insurance of at least $1 million per occurrence/$3 million aggregate to become a VSP provider
  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.
For guidance on applying to additional plans, check out our in-depth Optometrist Credentialing Guide.

Step 2: Get in touch with Vision Plan
  1. Visit Vision Plan of America’s website
  2. Email: requesting optometrist enrollment information
    1. They will email you a packet of information describing plan details and steps required for enrollment
  3. Fill in and return:
    1. Agreement form
    2. Practice questionnaire
    3. Copy of current state license
    4. Current certificate of malpractice insurance
    5. W9 tax form for each provider in the practice
  4. You will receive a reply once credentialing is complete


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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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