Q: How long does the provider credentialing process take with Virginia Premier?
The credentialing process for providers can take up to 120 days to be processed and completed once an application has been received in the Credentialing Department. There are some instances in which this process can take less time to complete.
Q. Does Virginia Premier participate with CAQH?
Yes we do. Virginia Premier highly encourages all providers to utilize CAQH to simplify the credentialing and re-credentialing process.
Q: I am interested in joining the Virginia Premier network as a provider, what do I need to do?
Providers can apply to be a part of network by doing one of the following:
All requests for participation are reviewed by the Network Development Committee and considered based on the needs of the service area.
Q: Is a provider required to notify Virginia Premier when closing or leaving a practice?
Yes. The Group or Provider is contractually required to give Virginia Premier ninety (90) days advance written notice with a termination date and reason for the provider’s departure. The notice should be sent to:
Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc.
Attn: Network Development / Contracting Specialist
PO Box 5307, Richmond, VA 23220
Or fax to 804-819-5366
Providers are required to provide thirty (30) days advance notice in writing to members. Members should be advised on how to access their medical records upon closure of the office.
Q: How can I obtain a copy of the provider access standards for participating providers?
The access standards are located in the Virginia Premier Provider Manuals. They are also posted annually in the Provider newsletter as well.
Q: How can I obtain a Provider Manual?
The Virginia Premier Provider Manual can be downloaded online from the Provider Manuals tab on this page. Hard copies are available by contacting Network Development, (800) 727-7536 option 6. If there are any relevant changes they are posted on the website, quarterly Provider newsletters and special notices sent to Providers.
Q. How do I join the Virginia Premier network?
On our website, you will find the link to either complete the form online or download it. If you elect to download the form, be sure to complete it in full and fax it to the Network Development Department at (804) 819-5366. To fill out the form online, please use the link below:
Join Our Network.
Q. When will my Recruitment Request Form be presented to the Network Development Committee?
We conduct the Network Development meeting once a month to review all Recruitment Request Forms that have been submitted during the prior month. This meeting is typically held the first week of each month and we will evaluate most Recruitment Request forms up to that date.
Q. Does my Recruitment Form submission automatically get approved?
No. All providers and groups are presented through the Network Development Committee process.
Q. If my Recruitment Form does get approved to join the Virginia Premier network, then how long will it take to hear back from Contracting for the next steps?
We ask that you allow at least 7-14 days to hear back from us after the Network Development Committee has met. When you are filling out the Recruitment Request Form, please be sure to double check that your physical address and your email address are legible to avoid any potential delays. We will use one or the other to notify you once the Committee decision has been made.
Q. Once our group has been approved and fully credentialed with Virginia Premier, how do I submit changes for provider demographics (i.e., address changes, provider terminations, adding providers or additional locations)?
Please use the following link to submit any changes:
Provider Update Request Changes.
Q. Once I have submitted a Provider Update Request Form for a provider or address change, then how can I validate the change has been made?
Once you have submitted a Provider Update Request Form, then you may validate the completion of your request 15-20 business days after submission via the Virginia Premier Online Provider Directory and/or Online Provider Portal, as applicable.
Q. What happens if I have a tax ID change?
If you are considered in-network with Virginia Premier and do have a tax change, please submit an email and a new updated W-9 form to the Network Development Mailbox.
Q. Can you please provide information regarding billing for non-par providers?
Prior to submitting claims for the first time, providers must submit a current IRS Form W-9. If it has been more than a year since your previous claims submission, please submit an updated W-9. Forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional forms are available in the Provider Forms Library on our website.
Q. If I have reached this mailbox in error, can you direct me to the following department for the following?
a. Payspan or portal issues should be directed to your Provider Service Rep for your area. If you should have portal concerns and need technical support, then you can contact 1-877-814-9909.
b. Medical authorizations should be directed to 1-888-251-3063.
c. Claims issues can be directed to 1-800-727-7536, option 4.
d. Credentialing Department issues can be directed to 1-855-813-0385.
Q. Can I submit a Recruitment Form for transportation or Optometry services?
We have recently changed our transportation services to use Southeastrans and you can reach out to Southeastrans to inquire how to join their network.
If you wish to provide vision exam services, please feel free to reach out to our vendor VSP and you can reach out to VSP to inquire how to join their network.