How to Become a Humana Vision Plan Provider

Mar 27, 2014
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Follow this guide to become a Humana Vision Plan provider.

Initial steps

In order to become a Humana provider, you must first:

  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
  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.

Steps to join Humana Vision Plan

1. Call the credentialing department

Call Humana’s credentialing department directly at 866-374-8805.

They will take some basic information from you and then either have a representative call you directly or email you the paperwork you need.

Be sure to have both of these ready:

  1. Tax ID Number (TIN) aka Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  2. Your CAQH number

2. Complete the paperwork

Once you get the paperwork, complete it and wait for a response. This should take no longer than a few weeks.

If you are having problems or have questions, call Humana Provider Relations at 1-800-626-2741.

FAQs about Humana Vision Plan

  • If you are an associate or independent contractor in a practice, ask the owner for the TIN and EIN.
  • If you are a solo practitioner in your own practice, you will need to apply for a TIN/EIN number. Click here to go to the IRS website.
  • Here is their website:
  • Humana Vision Plan Provider Relations Phone Number: 1-800-626-2741
  • Humana Vision Plan Credentialing Department Phone Number: 1-866-374-8805

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