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2017 CAQH Index

The 2017 CAQH Index is the fifth annual report assessing industry progress to reduce the use of manual transactions and eliminate cost. It relies on data submitted through a voluntary, survey-based process. Data was submitted from health plans covering more than half of the commercially insured U.S. population in the year studied based on enrollment reported in AIS’s Directory of Health Plans: 2017. Medical health plans contributing data covered 155 million lives, or approximately 51 percent of U.S. commercially insured covered lives. The data submissions represent 1.6 billion claims and over 6 billion total transactions. Dental health plans contributing data represented nearly 50 percent of the covered dental lives. Dental data submissions represent 650 million transactions.