Become a Provider

Care1st is a member of the Arizona Association of Health Plans (AzAHP) and participate in the AzAHP Credentialing Alliance whose aim is to make the credentialing and recredentialing process easier by eliminating duplication of efforts and reducing administrative burden.

The Credentialing Alliance's streamlined credentialing process utilizes the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) Universal Provider Datasource for all practitioner credentialing applications for all participating plans and a common paper application for all facility credentialing applications. The Credentialing Alliance also uses a common practitioner data form and organizational data form to collect information necessary for their contract review process and system loading requirements.

The Credentialing Alliance uses Aperture Credentialing for primary source verification (PSV) services for the alliance. Aperture performs the PSV once and shares the results with each participating plan that you authorize to receive it.

Next Steps

Please complete the applicable form(s) below and fax the completed form(s) and attachments to our Network Management Team at (602) 778-1875. or Email to


Organizations (Facility/Ancillary)

Each participating plan retains the right to make their own contracting decisions (whether or not to add practitioners and facilities to their network) and will make their own credentialing committee decisions (review of the primary source verification information obtained by OptumInsightTM resulting in approval/denial by the plan's committee).

If you have any questions please contact us at 1-866-560-4042 (options in order 5, 7).