Yes. CAQH CORE was established in 2005 to build consensus among healthcare industry stakeholders on a set of voluntary operating rules that facilitate administrative interoperability between providers and health plans. Interoperability ensures that information can be uniformly requested, provided, and understood by all stakeholders. Additionally, interoperability reduces the amount of time and resources providers must exert on administrative functions – time better spent with patients.
Given the ROI to be achieved, CAQH CORE is committed to continuing to use the CAQH CORE Guiding Principles to develop healthcare operating rules for voluntary adoption by the industry. This voluntary work includes:
- Maintenance of CAQH CORE Operating Rules not adopted by HHS (e.g., CAQH CORE 150 and 151 Acknowledgments Rules)
- Completing the rule approval process for the existing draft voluntary CAQH CORE Operating Rules
- Drafting new voluntary operating rules to address industry pain points and evolving business needs