Join Our Mental Health Network

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the professional mental health network of Companion Benefit Alternatives, Inc. (CBA). This network encompasses plans for Preferred Blue®, BlueChoice® HealthPlan, the Federal Employee Program (FEP) and Planned Administrators, Inc. (PAI). On behalf of BlueCross, CBA administers mental health and substance abuse benefits and PAI offers third party administration services. CBA and PAI are separate companies.

Below is a checklist of the information you need for credentialing. If you are in a group practice, please ensure that all group members are, or will be, credentialed so that you will be recognized as participating in the CBA network.

  1. Read, complete, sign and return the application.
  2. Read, sign and return the CBA Professional Agreement (Please contact CBA at 800-868-1032, ext. 25744, to get this document.)
  3. Sign and return each HMO Hold Harmless Agreement.
  4. Enclose a copy of the State License(s).
  5. Enclose a copy of the DEA License (if applicable).
  6. Enclose a copy of the NPI assignment letter.
  7. Enclose proof of current malpractice coverage.

Mail the completed application to:

Companion Benefit Alternatives, Inc.
ATTN: Network Representative
P.O. Box 100185
Columbia, SC 29202

Please note:

  • All non-MDs should have coverage as follows: $1,000,000/$1,000,000.
  • MDs should have coverage as follows: JUA/PCF combination or $1,000,000/$3,000,000.

Please ensure all information is enclosed and allow at least 30 days before calling to check on the status of your application. CBA cannot process applications until it receives all information. Please keep a copy of all application materials for your records. All information you give in this application will be kept strictly confidential.

Companion Benefit Alternatives Practitioner Application

Please note: Effective January 1, 2012, the State Health Plan provides mental health and substance abuse coverage through CBA.

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