News | October 10, 2017

American Dental Association And CAQH Team Up To Simplify Credentialing Process For Dentists

The ADA® credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView®, will help reduce repetitive paperwork

Chicago, IL /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - In an effort to reduce administrative burdens for all dentists, the ADA and CAQH have formed a strategic alliance to help streamline the credentialing process for dentists, dental plans and employers. The ADA® credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView®, enables dentists to enter their professional and practice information one time in an easy-to-use, fast and protected digital platform.

"We hope the days of dentists submitting multiple credentialing applications are coming to an end," said Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA President-elect. "This collaboration is a great opportunity for all dentists to simplify the business of dentistry through a smart, efficient solution that's currently in use by more than 1.4 million other healthcare providers and over 900 participating organizations."

Any U.S. practicing dentist can participate in this service by visiting ADA.org/godigital and then selecting the "My Credential" icon. By accepting the terms and conditions, the dentist will be redirected to the CAQH ProView Welcome Page. There, he or she will see certain prepopulated information from the ADA - or the information attested to previously - making it easier and quicker for the dentist to complete and attest.

Once a profile is complete and attested, dentists grant permission to the dental plans and other participating organizations they choose to access their data. The information can be used not only for credentialing, but also for provider directories, network adequacy and other business needs. A number of dental payers already participate in CAQH ProView; view the full list at CAQH.org/proviewdentalplans.

"Collaboration is a hallmark of all CAQH initiatives," said Robin Thomashauer, CAQH Executive Director. "Our alliance with the ADA will reduce the costs and administrative burdens for both dentists and dental plans alike, and further establishes CAQH ProView as the healthcare industry's go-to choice for collecting and sharing provider data."

Dentists can update their information any time. Automatic reminders will encourage dentists to review and attest to their information every 120 days so that profiles remain timely and accurate. The system will also prompt users if their licenses or other documentation are about to expire.

Learn more about the ADA credentialing service at ADA.org/credentialing. Learn more about CAQH ProView at caqhproview.org.

Editor's Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn and CAQH @CAQH.

About The American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org.

About CAQH
CAQH, a non-profit alliance, is the leader in creating shared initiatives to streamline the business of healthcare. Through collaboration and innovation, CAQH accelerates the transformation of business processes, delivering value to providers, patients and health plans. Visit www.caqh.org for more information and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

SOURCE: American Dental Association

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