Discontinuation of Paper Credentialing Applications

June 29, 2023

Effective September 1, 2023, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will no longer accept paper credentialing applications for professional providers.

Professional providers will need to submit a credentialing application through  the online Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Inc. (CAQH) application. CAQH uses an electronic database,  ProView, to collect the required data. This online credentialing application process supports BCBSMT’s administrative simplification and paper reduction efforts.

Credentialing for Hospitals and other Ancillary Providers will continue to be coordinated by a BCBSMT Provider Network Representative.

Please note that entering and attesting to data in CAQH ProView does not verify the information needed for the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA). The CAA requires that certain provider directory information be verified every 90 days, even if your data hasn’t changed since you last verified it. We recommend professional providers use Availity® Essentials Provider Data Management tool to quickly verify provider directory information with BCBSMT every 90 days. Facilities and Ancillary Providers must use the Demographic Change Form to verify data. Learn more on our Verify and Update Your Information page or contact us