Submitting Credentialing Supporting Documents to CAQH

August 23, 2012

On Aug. 18, 2012, the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Inc. (CAQH®) will begin offering you the option to submit provider supporting documents via email.  You will now be able to email electronic copies of supporting documents (i.e., Authorization Attestation and Release forms, Professional Liability Insurance Policy face sheets, DEA certificates, etc.) to

Your submission should include the email cover sheet, which will be available at .  CAQH has updated the Attachment page on the Online Application System (OAS) site with instructions for those providers wanting to take advantage of this new email option. The fax option will also remain available.

As part of this release, a new UPD Reference Guide and CAQH Credentialing Provider Notification Plan have been revised.  These documents will soon be available on the OAS Documentation page.

If you have questions regarding the UPD update, please contact the CAQH Help Desk at 888-599-1771 or send an email to

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Inc. (CAQH) is a not-for-profit collaborative alliance of the nation’s leading health plans and networks. The mission of CAQH is to improve health care access and quality for patients and reduce administrative requirements for physicians and other health care providers and their office staffs. CAQH is solely responsible for its products and services, including the Universal Provider Datasource.