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Scam Alert: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Warning


Watch out Texas physicians! A recent scam aims to con you out of your money.

The scam campaign offers to help doctors become credentialed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) – for a fee. The scammers want $250 to perform a service that, on the BCBSTX side, is free. Using a credentialing organization, like 1st Assistant, to submit the application and perform the follow up will be an application fee but BCBS will NEVER charge providers to sign providers up on their network(s).

BCBSTX uses Aperture, an outside contractor, to manage credentialing. Any related correspondence will come directly from Aperture.

If you receive any correspondence demanding money in order to be credentialed with BCBSTX, do not proceed. This advice comes directly in an alert from BCBSTX as a warning not to fall for this scam. All new and currently contracted providers with BCBSTX receive credentialing correspondence from Aperture at no charge.

Providers can contact BCBSTX directly with any questions about Texas credentialing communications. Send questions to

Please note that as a professional credentialing and provider enrollment service, 1stAssistant charges our clients a very cost-effective fee to provide comprehensive credentialing for all providers of medicine who are eligible for credentialing with Medicare, Medicaid or commercial insurance carriers.

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If you require medical credentialing and payer enrollment needs for your practice or medical facility, please contact 1st Assistant. Our experienced and dedicated specialists will provide all credentialing and enrollment services quickly and will monitor your account for ongoing updates and re-attestations. Heidi Henderson, our company owner and President, is eager to meet you and discuss your payer enrollment needs. Please call us at 512.201.2668 or contact us via the website.

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