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Gather the supporting documents you need to send with your panel application. This includes a copy of your license, CV or resume, tax identification number and National Provider Identifier, or NPI.
Go to the websites of the health insurance carriers that you want to participate in their panels. Locate the health care professionals section of the website and look for information about joining their network. They will have phone numbers to call for an application or more information about the process.
Complete the application per the insurance carrier's directions. Mail your signed application and any supporting documentation to the address listed
on the application form.
Visit the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare website to utilize their Universal Provider Data Source. By registering with the CAQH, you only submit credentialing information once, as most major health insurance carriers use CAQH for the credentialing piece of the application process. On your application, provide authorization for each insurer to retrieve your credentialing information from CAQH.
Review notification from the health insurance carrier that explains your acceptance or denial into their network. Sign and return any contracts or agreements as required by the health insurance carrier. Most carriers have credentialing representatives available to answer your questions and provide updates about your network status.