The CAQH CORE FAQs are in the process of being updated. CAQH CORE appreciates your patience as these updates are made.

Implementation of the CAQH CORE Operating Rules for Eligibility & Benefits, Claim Status and Payment & Remittance is mandated for all HIPAA-covered entities by the ACA (with the exception of requirements pertaining to acknowledgments). Implementation of the CAQH CORE Operating Rules for Prior Authorization & Referrals, Health Care Claims, Benefit Enrollment and Premium Payment is currently voluntary. HHS will determine whether the voluntary CAQH CORE Operating Rules will be included in any future regulatory mandates. CAQH CORE offers CORE Certification for all the CAQH CORE Operating Rules

CAQH CORE has developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing all of the CAQH CORE Operating Rules, general CAQH CORE information, CORE Certification and future development of operating rules. You may find your FAQ by clicking on the links below or using the search bar above to identify key words.

NOTE: The CAQH CORE FAQs are for informational purposes only; in the case of a discrepancy between this document and CAQH CORE Operating Rule text and/or Federal regulations, the latter take(s) precedence. No adjustments to CAQH CORE rule requirements will be made via the FAQ process.

part a: ACA Section 1104 Mandate for Federal Operating Rules

part B: CAQH CORE Connectivity

part C: CAQH CORE Eligibility & Benefits Operating Rules

part d: CAQH CORE Claim Status Operating Rules 

part e: CAQH CORE Payment & Remittance Operating Rules 

part f: CAQH CORE Prior Authorization & Referrals Operating Rules

part g: CAQH CORE Health Care Claims Operating Rules

Part h: CAQH CORE Benefit Enrollment Operating Rules 

Part i: CAQH CORE Premium Payment Operating Rules 

Part j: CAQH CORE Attributed Patient Roster Operating Rules 

FAQs pages are currently being updated. Thank you for your patience.

Part k: Certification:  CORE Certification, CORE Recertification, and CORE Endorsement

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