All CAQH CORE Infrastructure Operating Rules require use of “most recent published and CAQH CORE adopted version of the CAQH CORE Connectivity Rule” (please see the CAQH CORE Connectivity webpage for more information).
Per CORE Certification Policy, entities seeking CORE Certification are required at a minimum to implement the version of CORE Connectivity published two years prior from when pursuing certification testing. Optionally, entities can choose to implement any newer versions of CORE Connectivity published within the past two years and attain certification depending on testing availability.
Additionally, all HIPAA covered entities are required to support prior mandated versions of CAQH CORE Connectivity as specified in Table 1 (please see Mandated Operating Rules webpage for full list of federally mandated operating rules with original naming conventions).
NOTE: HHS will determine if updates to CAQH CORE Connectivity Rule requirements will be included in any regulatory mandates.