CORE Transition Committee


As planned and publicly shared, CAQH CORE is transitioning its Governance. A Transition Committee has been launched to make recommendations regarding multi-stakeholder governance of CORE. Please see below for status and executive leadership leading the effort.

Committee Members

Stakeholder Type
Organization and Representative
Voting Members
Hospital Association American Hospital Association (AHA):
Linda Fishman, SVP Health Policy and Analysis
Hospital Montefiore Medical Center:
Joel Perlman, Executive Vice President
Provider Association Medical Group Management Association (MGMA):
Robert Tennant, Senior Policy Adviser Health Informatics
Practicing Provider (with Association leadership) American Medical Association (AMA):
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, AMA Board of Trustees
Health Plan (National) WellPoint, Inc.:
Health Plan (National) UnitedHealthcare:
Tim Kaja, SVP Physician & Hospital Service Operations
Health Plan (Regional) Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina:
King Prather, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Health Plan Association America's Health Insurance Plans:
Carmella Bocchino – Executive VP of Clinical Affairs & Strategic Planning
Practice Management System/Vendor (large office) GE Healthcare:
George Langdon, VP & GM, Hospital & Large Practice
Practice Management System/Vendor (small office) Allscripts:
Mitchell Icenhower, VP of Solutions Management
Bank J.P. Morgan:
Martha Beard, Managing Director, Treasury & Securities Services
State Entity Minnesota Department of Health:
David Haugen, Director of the Center for Health Care Purchasing Improvement
State Coalition/Association National Governors Association (NGA):
Brian Osberg, Program Director, Health Division Center for Best Practices
Advisory, Non-Voting Member: Facilitator
Harry Reynolds, IBM Payer Transformation



High-Level Timeline and Milestones

Q4 2010- CAQH leadership:

  • Gain CAQH Board input on Transition Committee charge, timeline and composition
  • Update CMS on status of Transition Committee
  • Begin inviting Committee members

Q1 2011- Transition Committee:

  • Review and discuss charge, general timeline, and process; announce Committee

Q2-Q3 2011- Transition Committee:

  • Gain agreement on assumptions and evaluation approach
  • Review and outline potential revenue and governance models
  • Update CAQH Board, CORE participants and others as appropriate
  • Agree upon recommended draft governance and financial model(s) and critical steps to evolution

Q4 2011-Q2 2012- Transition Committee:

  • When ready, solicit external feedback; make adjustments on proposed models based on feedback and seek commitments from critical players

2012- Transition Committee:

  • Initiate CORE transition; launch new CORE governing structure
CAQH Program: