To complete the CAQH attestation form, the health care provider logs into the online application system; checks the Attachments tab to see if any supporting documentation needs updating; enters the correct information and clicks the Audit button; and then goes to the Attest tab and follows the three-step attestation process to finalize the updates, according to Credentialing.com. The provider should print the authorization, attestation and release forms, gather copies of any supporting documents, and then fax them to CAQH.
About four times a year, the health care provider must complete the re-attestation process, states Credentialing.com. If there is no information to update, the provider can quickly review the online forms and submit them electronically. However, if there are changes, such as switching an insurance carrier or obtaining a new license, the provider must fax in the supporting documentation. After the initial attestation, the provider does not need to include printed copies of the authorization or attestation forms with the supporting documentation. Approximately 30 hours after completion, CAQH sends an email stating that the attestation was successful.
Use of the CAQH is voluntary for doctors and health care providers, but some health plans or organizations request participation from its network providers, explains CAQH.