Here are some basic guidelines on how to join Eyemed as a provider.
Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements
In order to become an Eyemed 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
- 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: Begin the new provider application process
Step 3: Fill out the form with the requested information
You'll be asked for basic information (e.g., name, Medicare ID, CAQH ID) together with location info.
You will also need to provide a W9 and certify that your location(s) offers the following instruments:
- Appropriate disposal capabilities for medical waste
- Binocular indirect ophthalmoscope/cond. Lens
- Biomicroscope (slit lamp)
- Color vision testing system
- Direct ophthalmoscope
- Phoropter or trial lenses and trial frame
- Stereopsis testing
- Radiuscope or contacheck - required if rigid contact lenses prescribed/managed (if rigid contact lenses are not prescribed or managed, submit written documentation with this application stating as such to be kept on file)
- Retinoscope or autorefractor
- Visual acuity charts/equipment
Step 4: Wait 10 business days for a response
Eyemed will then e-mail you with final instructions.
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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.