We’ll get your credentialing application from the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare’s ProView® (CAQH)* to begin the credentialing process. This step can take 45 to 180 days depending on the status of your CAQH application and whether you’ve authorized Aetna to access your application. If you’re already registered with CAQH, make sure your attestation has not expired and you have authorized Aetna to access your application. This will help speed things up. You’ll receive a written notification when your credentialing is finished.
It’s important to know that credentialing and contracting are separate processes. Both must be completed before you’re considered in network. After you complete both, your network representative will let you know your participation effective date. If you’re joining an existing group, please check with your group administrator for your effective date.
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*We use ProviderSource for credentialing practitioners in Washington State. Just designate Aetna as an authorized heath plan to access this information on your application.