How to Become a Vision Plan of America Provider

Feb 5, 2020
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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

vision plan contact page

  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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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, …

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