Coordination of Benefits (COB) has been a persistent challenge for the healthcare industry, resulting in delayed and inaccurate payments, appeals and significant recovery activities and expenses. COB Smart is a forward-thinking solution that enables health plans and providers to correctly identify which members have benefits that should be coordinated. This way, corresponding claims are processed correctly, the first time.
Participating health plans supply information to the CAQH COB registry each week, where it is compared with data from other health plans to identify patients with coverage from more than one plan. National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) rules are applied to determine the correct order of primacy for benefit coverage. Relevant information is then shared with each participating health plan that insure the member and is also accessible to providers so they can route claims correctly.
CAQH Coordination of Benefits streamlines benefit coordination for health plans, providers and patients. Timely and accurate COB information produced by CAQH COB increases efficiency and helps to reduce:
CAQH COB can be used by many types of health organizations:
To learn more about reducing the challenges and costs associated with coordination of benefits, contact your CAQH representative or email: COB@caqh.org.