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Price Transparency

CAQH CORE: Establishing the Building Blocks of Price Transparency 

The healthcare industry has seen several laws and regulations related to price transparency over the last years, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Price Transparency Rule, CMS Transparency in Coverage Rule, the No Surprises Act, and related regulations. The purpose of these policies is to increase consumer awareness of the cost of care and limit surprise billing practices. 

DirectAssure 2.0 Feature Comparison

Recent releases have included features that enable participating organizations to:

  • Meet directory requirements in the Federal "No Surprises Act"
  • Comply with state requirements related to race, ethnicity and language and other    updates
  • Enhance cultural competency and provide directory information of interest to diverse and underserved communities
  • More efficiently and accurately manage data

If your organization is using DirectAssure 1.0, you are receiving basic features to meet regulatory requirements:

Maintaining High Quality Credentialing Amid The Great Resignation

As a result of COVID-19, and the strain the pandemic has put on healthcare providers, unprecedented numbers of clinicians are leaving their practices–or healthcare altogether.

For health plans, this high level of turnover could have significant consequences for the size and quality of their provider network–as well as their ability to maintain an accurate provider directory.

Improving Health Plan Provider Directories

More than half of patients use health plan provider directories to find an in-network clinician that is right for them. Despite industry efforts, however, directory inaccuracies have been a persistent challenge. When directory information is incorrect, patients can be inconvenienced and face financial consequences. To address these issues, policymakers at the federal and state levels are requiring health plans and practices to put processes in place to improve provider directory data.

Current Initiatives for CAQH CORE Participants

CAQH CORE Participating Organizations help ensure that operating rules continue to meet evolving business needs, by engaging in the rule development process and maintenance of existing operating rules. Work groups are open to all CAQH CORE Participating Organizations, and multiple individuals from the same Participating Organization may join. Because each organization has only one vote, participants collaborate with their colleagues to submit an organizational-level response during voting periods. 

CAQH CORE Town Hall

CAQH CORE will provide an update of its work efforts and priority initiatives to deliver administrative efficiency and value to the healthcare industry. 


Register for this Town Hall to engage with CAQH CORE and provide input on how to best drive the industry towards fully digital business operations. For any questions, please contact CAQH CORE staff at CORE@caqh.org.