This is a question we hear every day (if not several times a day) at Thriveworks about insurance panels. The answer can get complicated, as the rules change by insurance company, and by state. However, in most instances, healthcare providers who are fully licensed (not intern-level or intermediate-level license) can get credentialed with most insurance panels… but there are some exceptions! UBH and United Healthcare like their providers to be practicing for a minimum 2 years post licensure, and Value Options requires 3 year of post-license practice. On a positive note, in most states Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and many others have no post-licensure waiting period. In the video below, Dr. Anthony Centore and Whitney Bade talk about the issue.

Need help getting on insurance panels? You can speak with a credentialing team about any questions or concerns you have about the credentialing process. If you don’t want (or don’t have time) to deal with the credentialing process, let a credentialing team do it for you. That’s right, they’ll put in the work to get you on those insurance panels.

If you’re looking for medical billing or credentialing help, consider our friends at East Meadow Management Group. They’re available to offer a timely quote, or help you find a solution. You can reach them at  516-277-8291 or by filling out this quick and easy form here.

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Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore, PhD, is Founder and Chair at Thriveworks — a counseling practice focused on premium client care, with 340+ locations across the US. Anthony is a Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and author of "How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice". He is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

Check out “Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book” written by AJ Centore and Taylor Bennett."