Navigation Links
One Million Healthcare Providers Now Use the CAQH Universal Provider Datasource
Date:4/18/2012

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CAQH® announced today that one million healthcare providers are now using the Universal Provider Datasource® (UPD®), demonstrating that the service is the trusted healthcare industry standard for self-reported provider data used to streamline critical processes including credentialing, member services, network directories, referrals and claims administration.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/DC88862)

"One million providers using the CAQH Universal Provider Datasource is evidence that the service is a valued industry resource that is streamlining the collection, maintenance and distribution of accurate provider data, cutting down on wasteful healthcare spending," said CAQH Executive Director Robin Thomashauer.

UPD enables physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to enter their professional and demographic information free-of-charge into a secure database and authorize which healthcare organizations access their information. Regular updates by providers keep the information complete and current.

CAQH estimates that today providers using UPD save approximately $135 million a year while decreasing duplicative paperwork and administrative burden across the healthcare system.

"Through UPD, physician practices have seen a tremendous decline in the volume of duplicative paperwork and the time required to manage these essential administrative tasks," said MGMA-ACMPE President and CEO Susan Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE. "Ultimately, doctors and their patients benefit from improvements in productivity and efficiency afforded by UPD."

A 2012 survey of 1,745 providers conducted by KRC Research of Washington, D.C. found that a large majority of providers use UPD because it saves them time and money, eliminates paperwork and is an easy to use resource. Ninety-one percent of providers surveyed reported being satisfied with UPD and nearly nine-in-ten would recommend it to their peers.

Many healthcare organizations worked together to develop UPD as a shared solution to address common frustrations and unnecessary spending driven by the fragmented, redundant and inconsistent nature of provider data. Growing use of UPD by providers and healthcare organizations is helping to address these problems and improve coordination of efforts.

"The success of UPD demonstrates the impact that health plans, hospitals, healthcare providers, government agencies and other organizations can have when they work together to improve the efficiency of the healthcare system, and offers a promising model for future industry collaboration," said CAQH Board Chair David S. Wichmann, executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group and president, UnitedHealth Group Operations.

In addition to the one million licensed healthcare providers now using the tool, more than 650 participating healthcare organizations rely on UPD as a reliable and cost-effective source for provider data. UPD meets data collection requirements of healthcare quality accreditation agencies, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), URAC and the Joint Commission, and has been adopted as a standard form for provider credentialing in 12 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on UPD, please visit caqh.org/onemillion.

About CAQH
CAQH serves as a catalyst for industry collaboration on initiatives that simplify healthcare administration for health plans and providers, resulting in a better care experience for patients and caregivers. 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 www.caqh.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @caqh.


'/>"/>
SOURCE CAQH
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Completes $1.34 Million Registered Direct Offering
2. Comprehensive Care Corporation Doubles Its 2011 Revenues to Over $71 Million
3. Nile Therapeutics, Inc. to Raise $1.4 Million in Registered Direct Offering
4. Genalyte, Inc. Completes $12 Million Series B Financing to Commercialize Its Maverick™ Next-Generation Multiplexing Platform
5. Whistleblower Comments on Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals $2.8 Million Settlement of His Medicaid Fraud Qui Tam Case
6. Avaxia Biologics Awarded $1.5 Million Phase II SBIR Grant from NIH to Develop Oral Antibody Therapeutic for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
7. CardioInsight Announces Closing of $7.5 Million Equity Financing
8. American Capital and its Affiliates Invest $20 Million in Portfolio Company Halt Medical
9. Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. Announces Return of 90 Million Common Shares to the Treasury
10. Aragon Pharmaceuticals Secures $42 Million in Series C Financing to Advance Pipeline of Therapies Targeting Hormone-Driven Cancers
11. Heritage Provider Network Awards $80,000 to the Progress Prize Winners in the $3Million Heritage Health Prize Contest at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/15/2017)... and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host a blood ... Law family has had 3 members that needed blood products ... is partnering with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center of ... supplies are running low. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center,s inventory is ... is why the blood center reached out to Mostyn Law ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... 15, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), ... Michigan residents. Naloxone is available ... retail pharmacy, G-3320 Beecher Road. ... and Drug Administration, is intended to block or reverse ... and loss of consciousness. The medication is often carried ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... N.C. , Aug. 15, 2017  Axium Pharmaceuticals Inc., the creator ... rumored to be in the beginning stages of an IPO. ... on epilepsy medications with the average cost of a prescription epilepsy drug ... ... Another staggering figure is the fact ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:8/16/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... With low back pain afflicting 8 ... know what causes its kissing cousin – upper back pain. But this equally vexing condition ... treatment options, according to Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD , founder and president of Atlantic ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... “Mom, God's Got This: Jamie's Story” is the creation ... with the Lord and has an insatiable appetite for God’s Word. , “I froze between ... free gifts retrieved from packages of oatmeal. I have one to this day on proud ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... as maintenance treatment for multiple myeloma has been completed, with the team’s findings now ... Philip L. McCarthy, MD , Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... 15, 2017 , ... Horizon Goodwill is honored to receive ... overwhelmed with gratitude for the very generous donation from BB&T. Our mission is ... get a job and keep it. This donation will go a long way ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... to announce the 19th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration raised nearly $9 million ... more than $7 million in “Fund-A-Need” donations to support the study of BRCA ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):