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Healthcare organizations of every size realize that hiring 1ˢᵗ Credentialing is the most economical and efficient way to solve their credentialing needs. We have the training, expertise and commitment it takes to keep a complex process moving forward at all times.
1ˢᵗ Credentialing supports healthcare practices of all sizes - from health systems, to community hospitals, to large group practices, to smaller organizations. We help get your providers up and practicing as fast as possible.
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Provider Data Action Alliance To Improve Healthcare Provider Data
A CAQH commissioned coalition of healthcare leaders has started work in an effort to improve provider data accuracy for both patients and industry stakeholders.
CAQH, the not-for-profit alliance of health plans and networks, has charged the Provider Data Action Alliance to develop a roadmap to include both vision and strategies to obtain and share better information. Participants in the Alliance include:
You can view the roster of Alliance members on their website.
Inaccurate provider information is all too common, despite the importance of accurate data in healthcare processes such as provider directories and paying claims. A recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) report found that more than 45% of practice locations found in online directories are wrong.
Alliance To Develop Needed Provider Data Strategies
The Alliance participants will wrestle with problems such as how to manage frequently changing data for practices that move or health care professionals who retire or experience other life events. Currently in many cases, providers must follow a burdensome and redundant process where they inform many healthcare organizations and health plans of such changes.
Another key focus of the Alliance is increasing provider engagement in this maintenance process. The team will also work on industry-wide data definitions, improved accountability measures, greater regulatory alignment and centralized data resources.
The Alliance roadmap as facilitated by CAQH has an aggressive schedule, with work continuing through the summer and an expected release for fall 2017. Stay tuned for an update when the group reveals their recommended strategies and action items.
Let Us Manage All Your Payor Enrollment Services
If you require medical credentialing and payer enrollment needs for your practice or medical facility, please contact 1st Assistant. Our experienced and dedicated specialists will provide all credentialing and enrollment services quickly and will monitor your account for ongoing updates and re-attestations. Heidi Henderson, our company owner and President, is eager to meet you and discuss your payer enrollment needs. Please call us at 512.201.2668 or contact us via the website.
Our credentialing experts are here to help you assess exactly which solutions you need and let you know how inexpensively we could put you on the right track. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing includes primary source verification and payor enrollment for all insurance networks including Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and insurance networks. Don’t wait another minute, contact our terrific team today!