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Over 500,000 Health Care Providers Now Cutting Costs, Saving Time Through CAQH Administrative Simplification Initiative
Date:9/5/2007

providers through UCD is maintained by CAQH in a secure, state-of-the-art data center.

"This initiative is accomplishing what it set out to do -- reducing administrative redundancy for physicians and other health care practitioners," said Alan Rosenberg, M.D., Vice President of Medical Policy and Credentialing Programs at WellPoint, Inc., a UCD-participating organization, and President of its Anthem Credentialing Services, Inc. "I think we can say with pleasure and certainty that CAQH's UCD has significantly and positively changed how the industry undertakes provider data collection."

More than 350 health plans, hospitals and MCOs currently participate in UCD. Collectively, participating health plans provide coverage to two-thirds of all Americans with commercial health insurance. Approximately 10,000 -- 12,000 new providers register in the service each month.

UCD is supported by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, America's Health Insurance Plans, the Medical Group Management Association, the National Association of Medical Staff Services and other provider organizations, and recognized by a number of state legislators and insurance commissioners. The latest version of the UCD application meets all related URAC, National Committee for Quality Assurance and Joint Commission standards.

About CAQH

CAQH is a catalyst for healthcare industry collaboration on initiatives that simplify and streamline healthcare administration. CAQH solutions help promote quality interactions between plans, providers and other stakeholders, reduce costs and frustrations associated with healthcare administration, facilitate administrative healthcare information exchange and encourage administrative and clinical data integration. Visit http://www.caqh.org for more information.


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