Open for Industry Review: Roadmap to Improve Accuracy of Provider Data

October 2017

What will it take to achieve consistent, high-quality healthcare provider data for industry stakeholders and patients?

From paying a claim to developing a provider directory, accurate, timely and complete provider data is necessary to conduct business in healthcare. However, efforts to collect provider data are still conducted using a piecemeal approach. Redundant and time-consuming tasks cost the commercial healthcare industry an estimated $2.1 billion annually.

The Provider Data Action Alliance, a group of healthcare leaders convened by CAQH, has developed a draft Roadmap offering a vision and strategies for how to improve provider data. These strategies include developing industry-accepted data definitions; improving maintenance processes and accountability measures; centralizing data resources; and fostering greater regulatory alignment.

The Roadmap is currently open for industry review. To review and submit feedback, visit

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM (EDT), October 31, 2017.

Additional Resources

View the recording and slide deck from a recent webinar discussing the Roadmap strategies.

Learn more about the Roadmap and other collaborative efforts to improve provider data for healthcare stakeholders and patients.

Read more about the Provider Data Action Alliance in Transforming Provider Data, a recent blog post authored by Sorin Davis, CAQH Managing Director of Industry Relations.

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