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CORE Certification becomes the gold standard for electronic healthcare data exchange

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The CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE®) today announced that it has awarded more than 200 CORE Certifications to health plans, hospitals and health systems, clearinghouses and vendors.  Widely regarded as a must-have seal of approval across the healthcare industry, CORE Certification signifies that these organizations follow a set of HIPAA-mandated standards and operating rules for exchanging electronic administrative data.

CAQH CORE Announces Phase IV Package for Claims, Prior Authorization, Employee Premium Payment, Enrollment and Disenrollment

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The CAQH® Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE®) today announced the approval of the Phase IV CAQH CORE Operating Rules package for four healthcare business transactions: healthcare claims; prior authorization; employee premium payment; and enrollment and disenrollment in a health plan.

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 To ease credentialing for Illinois physicians, the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), today announced the launch of its Universal Credentialing DataSource system in the state. CAQH, a not-for-profit alliance of the nation's leading health plans and networks, developed this free service to help physicians more easily and cost-effectively provide required credentialing information to health care organizations under the Illinois Health Care Professional Credentials Data Collection Act.

Data Refresh Every 120 Days Makes UPD One of the Most Reliable and Trusted Provider Resources Nationwide

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CAQH® announced today that more than 800,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals are actively engaged in the voluntary industry-wide effort to reduce excessive paperwork and associated costs by using its online Universal Provider Datasource® (UPD).

Change to Drive Expanded Participation and Support Shift to Mandated Environment for Operating Rules Development

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CAQH® today announced that a Transition Committee has been launched to make recommendations regarding multi-stakeholder governance of the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange® (CORE®). The Transition Committee was formed as part of a 2010 commitment made by the CAQH board to increase industry participation in operating rules development and adoption. The Committee is charged to develop a three-year governance plan that outlines structure and revenue models for CORE.

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DecisionHealth, a leading source for health care news, analysis and instructional guidance, announced today that it will be including CAQH, a nonprofit alliance of health plans and trade associations aimed at simplifying health care administration, to enhance onsite training at the 14th Annual National Provider Enrollment Workshop 2014: Solve your Medicare and Commercial Payer Enrollment Challenges.

2014 CAQH Index Shows Progress, Gaps in Switch from Manual to Electronic

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U.S. healthcare could save $8 billion annually by transitioning six routine business transactions from manual to electronic, according to the newly published 2014 CAQH Index™. The CAQH Index tracks progress from manual (e.g., via phone, fax or mail) to industry standardized (HIPAA) electronic administrative transactions between health plans and healthcare providers. This annual report, the second from CAQH, details adoption rates and potential savings.