Credentialing

Health Plan Networks

Initial Credentialing

Physicians and other health care professionals can apply for credentialing using the South Carolina Uniform Credentialing Application, which covers Preferred Blue®, the State Health Plan and the Dental Network. For more information on joining our networks, fill out and submit our Contract Request form.

Recredentialing

If it's time for you to be recredentialed, please visit the Credentials Update Package page of our website.

Mental Health Networks

Credentialing for mental health practitioners is coordinated through Companion Benefit Alternatives, Inc (CBA), and covers the networks for the CBA, Preferred Blue and BlueChoice® HealthPlan plans. CBA is a separate company that administers mental health and substance abuse benefits on behalf of BlueCross.

To join the CBA network, visit the Join Our Mental Health Network page of our website.

The State Health Plan uses another non-BlueCross benefits complany to administer its mental health benefits.

Please note: Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the State Health Plan provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse coverage through CBA.

Midlevel and Hospital-Based Providers

Midlevel and hospital-based providers  who want to join the BlueCross, State Health Plan, Medicare Advantage and BlueChoice® networks should use the Registration Form for Midlevel and Hospital-Based Providers. If you are being credentialed for BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid, please complete the South Carolina Uniform Credentialing Application.

BlueChoice HealthPlan is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.