Credentialing Process Update

As Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) transitions to a new credentialing program, we have made some improvements to streamline our credentialing process:

  • You will no longer need to request credentialing or recredentialing applications. All applications are now available on our website at in the Provider Services section under Participation & Credentialing as a fillable PDF, intended to be submitted via email. Updates may be made to the applications at any time, so we are asking that you do not print and store, but rather access and utilize the fillable PDF with each submission.
  • Providers due for recredentialing will receive a notification letter directing the applicant to the application on our website. We will no longer be sending you a paper copy of the application with the notification letter. The notification letter offers the option for providers with a current application on CAQH’s website to provide us with your CAQH number. We are currently working on gaining our access to your CAQH application, but this option is not yet in place. In the meantime, please continue to submit recredentialing applications from our website until otherwise communicated.

Due to the timing variance between the old and new automated letter process, you may notice some temporary overlap in recredentialing requests during this time of transition. When you receive a request for recredentialing, we are requesting that you submit the application as soon as possible to minimize the number of additional requests you may receive. If you do receive additional requests after your submission and have questions, please email