To become a Cigna provider, interested health care professionals should call 800-882-4462 to speak with a representative about starting the credentialing process, advises Cigna. Requirements for becoming a provider include having an unrestricted medical license, clinical privileges at a Cigna-approved facility, board certification, and malpractice insurance.
When submitting an application, interested providers must also include a detailed history of their schooling and medical training, their work history, and a list of any pending or previous malpractice suits. After the initial credentialing process is complete, providers within the program must complete the recertification process every three years in order to maintain their status as approved providers, according to Cigna.
After speaking to a Cigna representative, those who wish to complete the credentialing process can submit application information and other required forms through the Council for Affordable Quality Health Care website. The credentialing tools offered by CAQH are used industry wide and help streamline the process for all involved, notes CAQH.
Cigna also accepts applications from dental and behavioral health professionals. Interested dentists should call 800-244-6224 to start the application process. Behavioral health professionals should take the screening assessment linked to on the Cigna website. Once the assessment is complete, a representative contacts the applicant within 30 days to discuss the results, notes Cigna.