Credentialing > Council For Affordable Quality Healthcare Universal Provider Datasource
EmblemHealth participates in the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) Universal Provider Datasource (UPD).
EmblemHealth requires all applicants for all networks to complete the Council for Affordable Quality Health Care (CAQH) Proview credentialing application form. If you do not have a CAQH number, please register with CAQH ProView. If you have any questions abouthow to obtain a CAQH number, please call CAQH at 1-888-599-1771.
Glossary terms found on this page:
An itemized statement of health care services and their costs provided by a hospital, physician's office or other health care facility. Claims are submitted to the insurer or managed care plan by either the plan member or the provider for payment of the costs incurred.
An organization comprised of individual physicians or physicians in group practices that contracts with the managed care organization on behalf of its member physicians to provide health care services. Also called an Independent Practice Association.
Acronym for Medicare Advantage. An alternative to the traditional Medicare program in which private plans run by health insurance companies provide health care benefits that eligible beneficiaries would otherwise receive directly from the Medicare program.
The group of physicians, hospital, and other medical care providers that a specific plan has contracted with to deliver medical services to its members.
A medical practitioner or covered facility recognized by EmblemHealth for reimbursement purposes. A provider may be any of the following, subject to the conditions listed in this paragraph:
- Doctor of medicine
- Doctor of osteopathy
- Doctor of podiatric medicine
- Physical therapist
- Nurse midwife
- Certified and registered psychologist
- Certified and qualified social worker
- Nurse anesthetist
- Speech-language pathologist
- Clinical laboratory
- Screening center
- General hospital
- Any other type of practitioner or facility specifically listed in the member's Certificate of Insurance as a practitioner or facility recognized by EmblemHealth for reimbursement purposes
A provider must be licensed or certified to render the covered service. The covered service must be within the scope of the Provider's license or certification.