The Provider Data Action Alliance is an industry-wide group convened by CAQH to address the challenges of collecting and maintaining accurate, timely data on healthcare providers.

The Alliance grew out of the CAQH Provider Data Summit last fall when more than 100 leaders from health, dental and vision plans, hospitals and healthcare systems, provider organizations, health information exchanges, vendors, government, consumer groups and others met to discuss the problems related to managing administrative provider data. At the close of the Summit, CAQH committed to facilitating the follow-up discussions and development of a roadmap with a multi-stakeholder group of industry participants.

Alliance participants worked together to develop a roadmap of strategies to improve provider data, which is now available. Learn more about the Roadmap.

If you would like to receive updates on future activities of the Alliance, please contact CAQH


Participants in the Provider Data Action Alliance represent a diverse cross-section of healthcare stakeholders.

Views of the participants are their own, and do not necessarily reflect those of their organizations. 

Jim Augustus, Vice President, Provider Network Operations
Mike Avotins, Vice President, National Business and Provider Operations
Patricia Barrett, Vice President, Product Design and Support
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Zigmund Brzezinski, Operations Director
Daniel Chaput, IT Specialist
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Michael Dowling, Chief Administrative Officer
Montefiore Care Management
Stacy Eiselstein, Vice President, Provider Network Operations
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Dennis Elliot, Director, Provider Services
Hank Fanberg, Technology Advocacy
Richard Gilbert, Division Director
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services /td>
Ben Holliday, Director, Provider Data Management
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Robert Horst, Consultant
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients
Katherine Knapp, Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dave Lehr, Chief Information Officer
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Kelly Leonard, Vice President
UnitedHealthcare Dental
Jeff Livesay, Associate Director
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
Dave Marotz, Director, Directory Services
Bill Moore, Director, Provider Network Operations
Davis Vision
Tim Pletcher, Executive Director
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
Tsveta Polhemus, Assistant Director, Product Development
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Jeffrey Schmitt, Ph.D., Director, Corporate Information Management
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harnam Singh, Ph.D., Division of Practitioner Data Banks
Health Resources and Services Administration
Edward Sverdlin, Vice President, Network Portfolio Management
UnitedHealth Group
Aaron Young, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Research and Data Integration
Federation of State Medical Boards


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