Here are some basic guidelines on how to join the Davis Vision network as an optometrist.
Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements
In order to become a Davis Vision 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.
For guidance on applying to additional plans, check out our in-depth Optometrist Credentialing Guide.
Step 2: Start the application process
Step 3: Fill out the form
Submit the form as indicated. You'll be asked to provide information about yourself (e.g., name, NPI number) and your practice. You'll be asked whether your practice is an existing Davis Vision provider.
Step 4: Wait for a response
Davis Vision will contact you requesting additional information including:
- Application Form
- Participating Provider Agreement
- W9 Form
- Copy of All Current State Registrations
- Copy of DEA Certificate If Applicable
- Copy of CSR Certificate If Applicable
- Copy of CV or Resume
- Copy of Current Malpractice Insurance
- Professional Letter of Reference
Complete the information and provide all necessary documentation and forms.
Step 5: Wait up to 180 days
Davis Vision will contact you once you have been successfully credentialed.
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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.
- 41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots
- How Optometrists join Medicare as an Independent Contractor 1099
- The Complete Medicare Resource List
- How to Become an AETNA Provider
- How to Become an AlwaysCare Provider
- How to Become a Blue Shield of California Provider
- How to Become a Davis Vision Provider
- How to Become an EyeBenefits Provider
- How to Become an Eyemed Provider
- How to Become an EyeQuest Provider
- How to Become a FEDVIP Provider
- How to Become a Humana Vision Provider
- How to Become a Humana Medical Provider
- How to Become a Spectera Provider
- How to Become a United Health Care Provider
- How to Become a Vision Plan of America Provider
- How to Become a Vision Benefits of America Provider
- How to Become a VSP Provider