What is CAQH and am I required to update my information with them?

CAQH stands for Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare. Health Net Federal Services, LLC (HNFS) uses CAQH Universal Credentialing DataSource for the application and credentialing process. CAQH is a not-for-profit alliance of the nation’s leading health plans, including HNFS. All providers are required to complete a CAQH online application (and keep their information current), except those located in Minnesota and Washington who have an alternate to CAQH available. These states have special circumstances and the credentialing process can be completed with another entity.