Thanks for your interest in becoming a UnitedHealthcare network provider. The first step is to let us know that you’d like to join our network – known as submitting a Request for Participation (RFP). Just follow the steps below.
Here’s what to have handy as you get started:
Tax Identification Number (TIN)
CAQH (Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare) ProView Account Number – make sure the account is up to date and authorize UnitedHealthcare to access your data
You’ll be registered in our system (if you’re not already).
You’ll receive a confirmation of your participation request – this usually occurs within 5 business days.
We’ll quickly review your application – and if we’re not accepting new applications for your area or specialty, we’ll let you know.
Joining a practice with an existing UnitedHealthcare group agreement:
You’ll need to submit your request through the RFP portal or Onboard Pro. Even though you are joining a practice that has a UnitedHealthcare agreement in place, you’ll still need to complete the credentialing process before you can see patients as an in-network provider.
We’re transitioning participating groups from the RFP portal to Onboard Pro, our improved credentialing tool in the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal. Open the RFP portal and enter your TIN. You’ll either be rerouted to Onboard Pro or you’ll complete your request in RFP. Learn more about Onboard Pro.
Becoming affiliated with a delegated medical group:
If you work in one of these specialty areas, you’ll contact a partner who handles credentialing and contracting on behalf of UnitedHealthcare: Optum Physical Health. (Note that alternative medicine providers (CAM) include acupuncturists, naturopaths and massage therapists.)
Vision Care Providers, Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, may contract with UnitedHealthcare in two ways:
To provide medical services (within the scope of your licensure) go to UHCprovider.com/contactus > Network Contact > Select state > Network Management
To provide routine vision services contact UnitedHealthcare Vision Network/Spectera Vision Network by visiting Spectera.com> Join our Network or call 800-638-3120.
The Credentialing Program has been developed in accordance with state and federal requirements and accreditation guidelines. In accordance with those standards, UnitedHealthcare members will not be referred and/or assigned to you until the credentialing process and contracting process have been completed.