Become a participating provider

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana offers practitioners the Universal Provider Datasource (UPD) through an agreement with the Council for Affordable Healthcare (CAQH). There is no charge to providers to participate in CAQH or to submit an application.

To submit your application with AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana via CAQH:

  • Register for CAQH at
  • Grant authorization for AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana to view your information in the CAQH database
  • Send your CAQH ID number to AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana at or by fax to 1-225-300-9199

Credentialing and recredentialing requirements

The following types of practitioners require initial credentialing and recredentialing every 36 months:

  • Audiologists
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Chiropractors
  • CRNPs
  • Language pathologists*
  • Occupational therapists*
  • Oral surgeons
  • Physicians (DOs and MDs)
  • Podiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Therapeutic optometrists*

*Only private practice occupational, physical, and speech therapists require credentialing.

Additional credentialing information