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WASHINGTON, DC - 3/4/13

 CAQH® announced today a major new initiative designed to reduce costs and improve the accuracy of coordination of benefits processes. This initiative will enable health plans and providers to “get it right the first time,” and more efficiently manage benefits for patients with policies from more than one insurer. CAQH research suggests that administrative efficiencies associated with benefits coordination could, over time, save consumers, providers, health plans and others more than $800M per year.

CAQH Solution Facilitates Compliance with EFT Mandate, Eliminates Administrative Redundancies and Saves Costs

WASHINGTON, DC - 2/5/13

CAQH® announced today the launch of a new, universal electronic funds transfer (EFT) enrollment tool for providers that facilitates the use of electronic payments between payers and providers by offering a single point of entry for adopting EFT. By streamlining and automating the EFT enrollment process, the tool creates efficiencies and cost savings for both payers and providers by eliminating the need for providers to enroll in EFT separately for each health plan in which they participate.

Trusted Healthcare Industry Resrouce Improves Efficiency and Reduces Costs Associated with Provider Data Administration

WASHINGTON, DC - 4/18/12

CAQH® announced today that one million healthcare providers are now using the Universal Provider Datasource® (UPD®), demonstrating that the service is the trusted healthcare industry standard for self-reported provider data used to streamline critical processes including credentialing, member services, network directories, referrals and claims administration.

Rules to Ensure Electronic Data Transactions are More Predictable and Consistent

WASHINGTON, DC - 12/21/11

CAQH® announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the use of many of the CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange® (CORE®) operating rules regarding eligibility for a health plan and healthcare claim status transactions.  All HIPAA covered entities will be required to comply with these operating rules, which will make electronic healthcare transactions more predictable and consistent, by January 1, 2013 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

WASHINGTON, DC - 10/25/11

 CAQH was recognized today by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) for its leadership in initiatives that have led to the advancement of electronic delivery of information and eCommerce technology in healthcare.

The WEDI Leadership in Technology Award honors achievements that contribute significantly to the progression of the WEDI mission and was accepted by Robin Thomashauer, Executive Director of CAQH, during the WEDI Fall Conference held in Baltimore. The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) was also presented with the award.

Initiative to Support Adoption of Electronic Transactions Encourages Cost Saving Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC - 9/26/11

CAQH and Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM) today announced that they have reached an agreement for Emdeon to transfer ownership and management of the U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index® (USHEI) to CAQH.

WASHINGTON, DC - 8/9/11

 CAQH® efforts to simplify healthcare administration have been recognized in a study published in the August 2011 issue of Health Affairs, “U.S. Physician Practices Versus Canadians: Spending Nearly Four Times As Much Money Interacting With Payers,” written by Dante Morra, et al.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ and WASHINGTON, DC - 6/15/11

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs(NCPDP) and CAQH CORE® (Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange®) today announced a partnership agreement to collaborate on activities related to harmonizing electronic data interchange standards and operating rules across the healthcare industry.

CORE Operating Rules Work in Unison with HIPAA Version 5010 Standards

Washington, D.C. and Bellevue, Wash. - 5/16/11

CAQH® and EdifecsTM today announced the launch of an updated online platform for certifying conformance with the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange®(CORE®) operating rules. Edifecs, a CORE-authorized testing vendor, is providing the updated testing platform which supports the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Version 5010 transactions and associated errata (v5010).

Use of UPD could serve as model for other Medicaid programs

WASHINGTON, DC - 5/11/11

CAQH® announced today that TennCare, the Tennessee Medicaid program, has contracted with CAQH to use the Universal Provider Datasource® (UPD®) to collect healthcare provider data for credentialing. TennCare will also use UPD SanctionsTrackTM, to monitor comprehensive sanctions and disciplinary actions data for its healthcare professionals. TennCare is one of the oldest Medicaid managed care programs in the country and one of two programs that enrolls the entire state Medicaid population in managed care.

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