Spectera Updates

Improving The Credentialing Process with the Universal Credentialing Initiative

Spectera Eyecare Networks is one of 10 participating groups in the Universal Credentialing Initiative launched earlier this spring by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP). The Universal Credentialing Initiative allows doctors to re-credential simultaneously for the plans in which they participate, streamlining the process and lowering the administrative costs associated with managing multiple re-credentialing requests.

Launched by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) earlier this spring, the Universal Credentialing Initiative allows doctors to re-credential simultaneously among the plans in which they participate, purportedly streamlining the process and lowering administrative costs associated with managing multiple re-credentialing requests. Although there will be one process for these vision plans, each plan will still make its own independent credentialing decision. Such participating plans include:

AlwaysCare Davis Vision EyeMed eyeQuest MESVision® National Vision

UnitedHealthcare/Spectera Eyecare Networks Superior Vision

Vision Benefits of America® VSP® Vision Care

Contact Lens Formulary Updates Beginning October 1

Spectera has made updates to the contact lens formulary effective October 1, 2016. Two lenses have been added to the Monthly Wear section for both vision and medical plans- Valeant Ultra, and Vistakon ACUVUE Vita. You can find the updated formularies at spectera.com > Plan Resources > Formulary Lists.

Fast Fact – Member ID Cards on Mobile Devices

Sometimes patients are not sure what to call the company that provides their vision care benefits, which can be confusing, especially when they come to your office without an ID card. ID cards aren’t required, but are available for your patients to view online. If a patient is unsure of their vision benefits, you can suggest that they log into their patient website from a mobile device to view their ID card, ensuring that you’re administering the right benefits.