Friday, March 5, 2010

New York Medicaid Adopts CAQH UPD

CAQH has announced that the New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs has adopted the Universal Provider Datasource (UPD) for the electronic collection of provider data for the state's Medicaid program.

The UPD is an online service that stores provider data for credentialing, claims processing, and other purposes. The system is designed to reduce the administrative burden for providers and healthcare entities.

"We are pleased that New York Medicaid has selected the Universal Provider Datasource to supplement its program administration," said Robin Thomashauer, executive director of CAQH. "The UPD is valued by providers, health plans and hospitals nationwide as a tool for reducing the time and expense associated with network enrollment."

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Source: CAQH

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