CareFirst Now Credentials Registered Psychology Associates

Posted on 2020-10-01
Updated on 2020-10-01 10:35:15

Effective Oct. 1, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. (CareFirst) now credentials qualified Registered Psychology Associates (RPAs).

Credentialing Requirements

RPAs must be supervised by a network participating, licensed clinical psychologist who works for a community-based provider in order to join CareFirst’s networks. RPAs and their supervising psychologist must be licensed and registered in the State of Maryland. Also, the supervising psychologist must be appropriately qualified and follow all rules as established by the State of Maryland.

Note: CareFirst is only accepting applications for RPAs in Maryland. CareFirst is not credentialing with RPAs in D.C. and Virginia.

Credentialing Application Information

Currently, CareFirst is working on an electronic submission method for RPA credentialing applications. In the meantime, RPAs may request an application by contacting the Provider Information and Credentialing (PI&C) Customer Service team at 410-872-3500. Once the application is complete, RPAs may fax or mail in their application to PI&C. The contact information is listed below:

  • Fax: 410-872-4107
  • Mail: Mail Administrator
    O. Box 14763
    Lexington, KY 40512

We will update providers once an electronic application is available.

Note: The credentialing process could take up to 120 days.

Claims and Billing Information

As a reminder, the rendering provider, including RPAs, should clearly note in their submitted claims that they are the rendering provider.


For questions or more information, contact our PI&C department at 410-872-3500.