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How the UPD Works

The CAQH Universal Provider Datasource (UPD) is the trusted source and industry standard for collecting provider data used in credentialing, claims processing, quality assurance, emergency response, member services and more. By streamlining data collection electronically, UPD is reducing duplicative paperwork and millions of dollars of annual administrative costs for one million physicians and other health professionals, as well as over 700 participating health plans, hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Providers & Office Managers

"My organization has benefited from the UPD. It's seen a 40% reduction in the volume of paperwork that we have to complete."
Chris Dooley, Executive Director, Women and Infants Physician Hospital Organization

Learn why UPD is a proven solution for many providers and office managers.

Participating Organizations

"Aetna supports the CAQH Universal Provider Datasource as the national resource for provider self-reported data. UPD is a comprehensive, non-proprietary database of professional and practice data that streamlines data collection for credentialing, directory maintenance, claims administration and quality assurance for licensed physicians and allied healthcare providers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia."
Shelly Ferensic, VP of Claim and Provider Service Operations, Aetna

Learn more about efficiencies health plans have reported when using the service.