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Provider Credentialing Process

How do Providers Become Part of Our Network?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a participating provider with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.  We value your business and strive to provide quality service to our providers and members.

Initial Credentialing

Providers can enroll in our health plan by completing the Universal Credentialing Application with CAQH, the Council for Affordable Quality Health Care.

How it Works:

Follow this link to access the Universal Provider DataSource

  • Under Providers, click 'Go to the Universal Provider Datasource' and login.
  • Enter your CAQH Provider ID (if you don't know it, call CAQH at 1-888-599-1771).
  • Enter or update your information.
  • Authorize BlueCross BlueShield WNY to access your information electronically.

Complete the form below and return to the fax number provided.


The CAQH Universal Credentialing Application is our data source for recredentialing.  As such, it is important that you keep your information on CAQH current. Update your CAQH application regularly with license(s), malpractice, demographic information, disclosure questions and attest to the accuracy of the information in the application.

WNY Territory

Meet our Provider Network Operations team and find a team member in your territory.

Provider Experience Team

Our Provider Experience team will help navigate you through compensation models and provide guidance on supporting programs.

Medicare Advantage Provider Education Attestation

Review the Medicare education documents, and sign the attestation form.

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Useful Links

Done with your credentialing application? Ready to start the contracting process?

Give us a call at one of the following numbers:
1-716-887-2054 or 1-800-666-4627