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Welcome UCare Providers

Who requires credentialing

Following are the various practitioners and organizations that do and do not require credentialing.

For detailed information, please refer to the Credentialing chapter of the UCare Provider Manual

Click on a title below to see the full list.

Return to the Credentialing page.

Practitioner License Types & Facilities That Require Credentialing

  • LAc Acupuncturist
  • CICSW Certified Independent Clinical Social Worker (WI only)
  • CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
  • CNP Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • APNP Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (WI only)
  • CNS Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CSW-PIP Certified Social Worker – Private Independent Practice (SD only)
  • DDS-Dental Dentist (delegated to Delta Dental)
  • DDS-Medical Dentist
  • DC Doctor of Chiropractic
  • DMD Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • DO Doctor of Osteopathy
  • DPM Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • LADC Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MN only and only when practice does not hold a facility license)
  • LPC Licensed Professional Counselor (MN only and only when able to practice without supervision)
  • LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker (WI and ND only)
  • LICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (MN only)
  • LISW Licensed Independent Social Worker (IA only)
  • LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • LPC-MH Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (SD only)
  • LP Licensed Psychologist
  • LTM Licensed Traditional Nurse Midwife (only providing services at birthing centers)
  • OD Optometrist
  • MD Physician
  • PA Physician Assistant

Note: Residents: Moonlighting only require credentialing.

  • AuD Audiologist
  • AAAE Association for Anesthesiologist Assistant Education
  • ADT Advanced Dental Therapist (MN only)
  • CMHRP Certified Mental Health Rehabilitation Professional
  • CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • DT Dental Therapist (MN only)
  • EIDBI Non Licensed Behavioral Technicians/Analysts (Level I, II or III - MN only)
  • MD Doctor of Anesthesiology (pain management practicing in a clinic setting require credentialing)
  • HB Hospital-based practitioners
  • HP Hospitalist
  • OT Occupational Therapist
  • Path Pathologists
  • PCA Personal Care Assistant
  • PharmD Pharmacist (licensed for medication therapy management services only)
  • PT Physical Therapist
  • Rad Radiologists (radiation oncology practicing in a clinic setting require credentialing)
  • RD Registered Dietician
  • SLP Speech Language Pathologists

  • CADC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • CGC Certified Genetic Counselor
  • COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • CDP Chemical Dependency Professional
  • LAMFT Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • LGSW Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • OPA-C Orthopedic Physician Assistant
  • PTA Physical Therapy Assistant
  • RN Registered Nurse
  • SA/SAC Surgical Assistant


  • Ambulatory Surgery Center – free standing only
  • Birth Center – free standing only
  • Home Health Care Agency - provides skilled nursing services (not a PCA-only agency)
  • Hospital – all types including psychiatric
  • Skilled Nursing Facility/Nursing Home


  • Ambulatory Setting
  • Inpatient
  • Residential Facilities

Delegated Provider Contacts:

Chiropractic - Fulcrum Health Inc.: 1-877-886-4941 toll-free

Dental - Delta Dental of Minnesota: 1-800-448-3815 toll-free

Hearing - TruHearing, Inc.: 1-855-286-0550 toll-free