August 2015

Rebranding and Website Launch

August 2015

CAQH has launched a redesigned website developed to communicate more effectively and improve the visitor experience. In addition to featuring refreshed branding that represents the mission and vision of the organization, www.CAQH.org now has a new structure that makes information easier to find.

As the scope of CAQH activities expands beyond simplifying administrative processes to focus more broadly on “streamlining the business of healthcare”, the redesigned website more comprehensively profiles the work of the organization.

The Value & Impact of Collaboration: CAQH Presentation at AHIP Institute 2015

“Collaborating to Take Costs Out of the Business of Healthcare”

August 2015

Collaborative projects are advancing operational efficiencies, improving health plan and provider relations and reducing millions in costs for the healthcare system at large, according to examples recently provided by senior executives from three national health plans at AHIP Institute 2015.

CAQH CORE Testifies Before HHS Review Committee on Benefits/Challenges of Operating Rules

August 2015

At the inaugural hearing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)-mandated Review Committee in June, CAQH CORE presented compelling testimony that operating rules have resulted in significant contributions to the business needs of the healthcare industry. CAQH CORE also emphasized that many opportunities still exist to use operating rules to achieve interoperable data exchange.

OTHER NEWS

New CAQH Staff

CAQH has welcomed the following new staff in 2015:

Abrielle Anderson, Counsel

Erin Gibson, Major Account Manager

Jyoti “JJ” Jalali, Senior Manager Business Development

Carl Johnson, Jr., Major Account Manager

Sarah Kana, Communications Associate

Jessica Porras, CAQH CORE Senior Manager for Education and Outreach

Jack Unverferth, Director of Technology

Drew Voytal, CAQH CORE Senior Project Associate for Education and Outreach

 

Abrielle Anderson, Counsel

Abrielle manages the CAQH contracting process for internal customers including Business Development, Solutions, Technology and other team members. Previously, Abrielle worked in the Legal Department at the Advisory Board Company where she was responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide range of agreements.

Erin Gibson, Major Account Manager

Erin is responsible for developing and implementing customized account strategies to ensure participants gain the full value from CAQH Solutions. Prior to joining CAQH, Erin worked for Healthcare Interactive, where she managed account relationships and streamlined internal operational procedures.

Jyoti “JJ” Jalali, Senior Manager Business Development

JJ manages sales and business development of COB Smart and EnrollHub. Before joining CAQH, JJ was Enterprise Consultant at DrFirst where she was responsible for contracting with private and public payers, state entities, and retail pharmacies in accessing patient medication information to improve medication history management.

Carl Johnson, Jr., Major Account Manager

Carl is responsible for supporting CAQH member plans and several major accounts by strategizing opportunities for them to gain the full value from CAQH Solutions. In his previous position, Carl worked as an Account Manager for Inovalon, where he was responsible for managing client relationships with major healthcare plans.

Sarah Kana, Communications Associate

Sarah works across the organization to advance CAQH communications, including public relations and marketing campaigns, social media engagement, website maintenance and conference coordination. Prior to joining CAQH, Sarah worked for Edelman while earning a M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University.

Jessica Porras, CAQH CORE Senior Manager for Education and Outreach

Jessica leads CAQH CORE education and outreach efforts. Most recently, Jessica was Acting Director of Communications and Engagement for the National Standards Group, Office of Enterprise Information at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where she developed a comprehensive education and marketing plan to implement federal administrative simplification and HIT regulations and policies.

Jack Unverferth, Director of Technology

Jack oversees all technology within the CAQH Solutions portfolio. Prior to joining CAQH, Jack was the Director of Software Development at Get Real Health supporting their InstantPHR product that helped hospital systems achieve their patient engagement Meaningful Use metrics.

Drew Voytal, CAQH CORE Senior Project Associate for Education and Outreach

Drew supports CAQH CORE education and outreach activities, including the national webinar series, speakers’ bureau, website and training content, and membership marketing activities. He previously worked in member education and clinical publications at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).


CAQH CORE & NACHA JOINT NATIONAL WEBINAR

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Join CAQH CORE and NACHA, along with Midwest Center for Women’s Healthcare and Hospital Corporation of America, Inc., for a national webinar:

“The Benefits of Going Paperless in Your EFT/ERA Transactions for Small & Rural Hospitals – A Multi-Provider Practice & a Large Hospital Group Share Their Experiences”

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