Public Announcements


Louisiana PAs to become BCBS-LA Network Providers!

Greetings Louisiana PAs: 

LAPA has worked diligently with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana over the past year working toward adding Physician Assistants as network providers. We are happy to announce that BCBS of Louisiana will begin to include Physician Assistants as credentialed network providers beginning January 1, 2017. 

Some of you may have already received correspondence from BCBS-LA outlining the credentialing process. They are asking that applications be submitted by September 1, 2016 in order to ensure an effective date of January 1, 2017.

Those of you who have not yet received the BCBS solicitation may contact them at the following address:

     1-800-716-2299, option 3 

I will be emailing each of you the solicitation from BCBS-LA outlining the process. Please feel free to print and use, as needed.

If I can be of any assistance to anyone, please don't hesitate to contact me at


Michael J. Hebert, MS, PA-C, 

LAPA President