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We help Eye Care providers navigate the complexities of credentialing as well as minimize mistakes and delays.

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About OMS 1ˢᵗ Credentialing

OMS 1ˢᵗ Credentialing have teamed up to provide nationwide credentialing services to eye care professionals for over 5 years. Our commitment to your specialty and providing you with outstanding service is the hallmark of OMS 1ˢᵗ Credentialing. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive credentialing needs for eye care professionals who are eligible for credentialing with Medicare, Medicaid or any of the commercial insurance or managed vision care plans.

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Our services help eliminate the mistakes and delays that can cost thousands of dollars per week.

Eye Care Professional Needs

  • Application Evaluation: OMS 1ˢᵗ Credentialing completes all applications and necessary paperwork on your behalf with the chosen payor networks and government entities.
  • Reports: Status reports so you know where you are in the process with each payor.
  • Maintenance of Provider Data: Maintain and update CAQH profile while applications are in process for commercial carriers.
  • Follow-up with Payors: Complete all necessary credentialing requirements for each payor and follow through to completion.
  • Dedicated Support: Dedicated credentialing experts to assist you throughout the process.
  • Timely Notifications: 30, 60, and 90-day prior notifications of any expired licenses including: DEA, State licenses, Board Certification and more. 90- and 120-day prior notification of any upcoming hospital or facility re-credentialing needs. 90- and 120-day prior notification of malpractice expiration.


OMS 1ˢᵗ Credentialing will help you navigate the complexities of credentialing. Our team is specifically designed and dedicated to make you our #1 priority, so you can focus on your patients and your practice. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive eye care credentialing for Medicare, Medicaid, medical plans as well as managed vision care plans.

  • Ongoing Maintenance: We operate as an extension of your practice and manage all of your credentialing and re-credentialing challenges. We also maintain your practice and provider information so no deadlines are missed.
  • Application Projects: Our expert team will manage all of your insurance application requests from start to finish.

Heidi Henderson

Heidi Henderson has over 25 years in the medical field performing billing, credentialing, and practice management responsibilities. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing began in 2008 as a consulting business for a variety of specialties and quickly encompassed credentialing for her clients, giving her the opportunity to work with many different physicians in all areas of medicine. Because of her in depth knowledge of a medical practice, it was natural to start a business to assist physicians and administrators in managing day to day activities. Heidi understands the practice’s need to find an honest credentialing company in order to keep their practice up and running so 1ˢᵗ Credentialing is committed to providing excellence, honesty and fair pricing. Current members of NAMSS and Texas Society for Medical Service Specialists.


Jerry M. Godwin, MBA

Jerry Godwin is the president & CEO of Optometric Medical Solutions (OMS), a practice management firm specializing in consulting, compliance, revenue cycle management, and education focused on implementing medical eye care in the optometric practice.

Jerry has developed software, systems and processes to mitigate the challenges the Eye Care Professional (ECP) faces. His diverse background in the healthcare industry provides unique expertise developing critical business infrastructure and implementing practice solutions in a competitive eye care market. His experience over the past 19 years in multi-discipline physician practice settings, working with eye care providers and outpatient therapy clinics provides visionary leadership and exceptional execution of deliverables to his clients. Jerry’s knowledge base and experience provide the expertise necessary for guiding your practice to success and motivating your staff to their fullest potential

Client Reviews

1ˢᵗ Credentialing. Great communication. Very impressed at the timeliness of getting our providers contracted. Will DEFINITELY use for future credentialing services.

Jan O. Fall 2020

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