The CAQH Index is the industry source for tracking health plan and provider adoption of electronic administrative transactions. The CAQH Index is representative of the medical and dental industry as well as pharmacy services.
Below are additional resources and frequently asked questions to help provide more context for the report and organization participation.
The 2024 CAQH Index survey data collection is launching Summer 2024. If you are interested in participating, please click here.
The CAQH Index is the industry source for tracking health plan and provider adoption of electronic administrative transactions. It also estimates the industry cost savings opportunity, an amount that declines as adoption and efficiency grows. The CAQH Index is representative of the medical and dental industry as well as pharmacy services. Data is collected and reported annually.
The CAQH Index tracks common medical, dental and pharmacy administrative transactions:
Reported transactions may vary from year to year based on the data collected.
Medical and dental health plans and providers contribute data to the CAQH Index.
For the 2023 CAQH Index, data collected from medical plans represented 209 million lives, or approximately 60 percent of covered lives in the U.S. Data submissions from medical plans represented 3 billion claims and over 15 billion total transactions. Data collected from dental plans represented 127 million lives, or approximately 45 percent of covered dental lives in the U.S. Dental data submissions represented 198 million claims and a total of 852 million transactions. Organizations interested in contributing data should click here.
Medical and dental plans and pharmacy benefit managers report information on numbers of transactions by type (fully electronic, partially electronic or manual), as well as information on costs of those transactions. Participating medical and dental providers report on cost and time of transactions. Plans, providers and pharmacy benefit managers may learn more about contributing data to the CAQH Index at any time by clicking here.
Data is collected and reported annually. Ad hoc reports are released throughout the year.
Data collection will begin Summer 2024 and ends in Fall 2024. Click here for more information on the 2023 CAQH Index call for participants.
By participating as a data contributor, organizations at every stage of adoption can help improve the overall quality of data, enabling deeper industry insight into the transition from manual to electronic administrative transactions. Data contributors also receive a customized report comparing organizational performance to national results for adoption and cost savings opportunities.
Since 2011, CAQH has owned and operated the Index. CAQH currently partners with NORC at the University of Chicago to assist with the provider data collection and analyses.
Yes. You can download a complimentary copy of the CAQH Index on the website here.
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Yes. Please find the 2023 CAQH Index webinar recording and slides here.