Changes in Contracting for Nurse Practitioners and Physician's Assistants
Effective January 1, 2011, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) will begin contracting directly with Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician's Assistants (PA). This change brings BCBSOK into line with industry standards and allows us to ensure quality care for our members.
All NPs and PAs will need to be credentialed in order to qualify for reimbursement by January 1. This will allow for the credentialing and contracting of all NPs and PAs in the network. To begin this process, please contact your BCBSOK Network Development professional network representative or call the general Network Development phone number at 800-722-3730.
If you have any questions, contact your BCBSOK representative.