Beginning in July 2000, the founding CAQH members launched a series of initiatives to improve the quality of healthcare and reduce administrative burdens for physicians, patients and payers. These first programs were designed by work groups of health plan and CAQH staff, developing tools and technologies to support physicians and educate patients about vital health issues and insurance benefits.
While today CAQH is focused on streamlining business challenges, some of the early initiatives addressed clinical issues. Here are a few examples:
Each year, CAQH publishes a report that tracks the progress the healthcare industry is making toward automating business transactions. For example, the 2019 CAQH Index found that the medical and dental industry could save an additional $13.3 billion dollars annually by automating administrative transactions.
This research is made possible through the voluntary participation of stakeholders from across healthcare.