Professional Credentialing Overview

    Why CareFirst?

    Become a part of the largest provider network in the region. Today, more than 90 percent of the region's most dedicated health care providers serve 3.4 million members in Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia.

    Professional providers are eligible to participate in our BlueChoice and/or Regional Participating Preferred Network (RPN). The fastest way to apply is through the Council for affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) ProView Website.

    To avoid confusion and unexpected out-of-pocket expenses for members, all providers in the same practice must participate in the same provider networks.

    Providers have the right, upon request, to review the information used in credentialing decisions, to correct inaccurate information and to obtain the status of the credentialing process. To request this information, call (877) 269-9593 and (410) 872-3500.

    If you are unable to access the CAQH ProView website, you may apply directly to CareFirst using the appropriate form for your region.