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WASHINGTON, DC - 12/7/05

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), an alliance of the nation’s leading health plans and networks working to simplify healthcare administration, announced today that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) will now use the CAQH Universal Credentialing DataSource® (UCD) service to streamline credentialing for its 36,000 participating providers.

WASHINGTON, DC - 12/5/05

CAQH, an alliance of the nation’s leading health plans and networks working to simplify healthcare administration, announced today that more than one-quarter of a million providers are now reducing paperwork and administrative costs through its Universal Credentialing DataSource® (UCD) service.

WASHINGTON, DC - 10/3/05

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), an alliance of the nation’s leading health plans and networks working to simplify healthcare administration, announced today that Medical Mutual of Ohio will now use the CAQH Universal Credentialing DataSource® (UCD) to streamline credentialing for its 32,000 providers.

WASHINGTON, DC - 8/5/05

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), an alliance of the nation’s leading health plans and networks working to simplify healthcare administration, announced today that it elected Robert J. Greczyn, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, chairman of its board of directors. Greczyn, a CAQH board member since 2002, will serve in the position for one year. He succeeds John W. Rowe, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Aetna, who will now serve as the organization’s immediate past chairman.

WASHINGTON, DC - 1/11/05

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), a not-for-profit alliance of the nation’s leading health plans and networks, today announced the latest health plan to take part in its national effort to streamline the credentialing process for healthcare providers. Humana and its ChoiceCare Network will participate in Universal Credentialing DataSource, an online solution offering physicians and other healthcare practitioners a free, single source for submitting required credentialing information to participating healthcare organizations.

WASHINGTON, DC - 12/21/04

A national effort to streamline the credentialing process for healthcare providers is quickly gaining momentum in New York, according to the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), a not-for-profit alliance of leading health plans and networks. CAQH launched its free Universal Credentialing DataSource service in the state in 2002 to provide a single source for submitting required credentialing data to participating healthcare organizations.

WASHINGTON, DC - 6/8/04

 The not-for-profit Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) today announced that it will expand its fast-growing Universal Credentialing DataSource service to the nation's allied health providers. The free online service, which is currently offered to physicians, will launch in 30 states this summer and will be available nationwide by the end of the year. The expansion of Universal Credentialing DataSource will include allied health providers from 30 fields, such as nursing, optometry, physical therapy and massage therapy.

Plan's Participation Benefits 433,000 Providers Nationwide

Washington, D.C./Minneapolis, MN - 5/24/04

UnitedHealthcare has joined a growing number of health plans across the country offering a unique solution to the burdensome task of provider credentialing. The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), a not-for-profit alliance of the nation's leading health plans and networks, announced that UnitedHealthcare will participate in Universal Credentialing DataSource, an online service to help physicians and other healthcare providers more easily and cost-effectively provide required credentialing information to healthcare organizations.

WASHINGTON, DC - 5/6/04

One of America's largest medical organizations, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), today announced its endorsement of Universal Credentialing DataSource. The service from the not-for-profit Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) streamlines the credentialing data submission process for physicians. AAFP is encouraging family physicians and their staff to adopt this innovative online service to ease the administrative burden.

WASHINGTON, DC - 1/13/04

To ease credentialing for North Dakota 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 system to help physicians more easily and cost-effectively provide required credentialing information to healthcare organizations. Participating health plans and PPO networks in North Dakota include The First Health Network, the CCN Network and Great-West/One Health Plan.

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