CAQH Quick Guide

Sections to review:

Professional Ids

Ensure all current/active licenses are listed with correct expiration dates.

Professional License
All active state licenses should be listed here, even if you are not applying to practice in that state.

  • You must enter all state medical licenses you currently hold or have held as issued by a U.S. or Canadian licensing authority.
  • You will only be allowed enter numbers, letters, dashes and periods in the License Number field.
  • Professional licenses will be displayed in the form of a grid displaying the License State, Currently Practicing (Yes or No), License Number, and Expiration Date
  • Click the Edit link to update the license details.
  • Click the Delete link to remove the license record.
  • Click the Add button to add a professional license record.

DEA Registration
If you are an eligible provider, you must enter your DEA registration information.

If you are eligible for a DEA registration and chose not to prescribe, you must check the I do not prescribe checkbox, and indicate if there is an Alternate Prescriber Arrangement.

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Enter any state issued CDS Registration information, if applicable.

If you are eligible for a DEA registration and chose not to prescribe, you must check the I do not prescribe checkbox, and indicate if there is an Alternate Prescriber Arrangement.

Education & Professional Training

Specialties

If Board Certified in your specialty, review the specialty section to ensure that both the Expiration & Last Recertification dates are up to date.

Certifications - If you possess a certification (CPR, BLS, ACLS, ALSO, ATLS, ETC.), enter your certification information on the “Certifications” section under Specialities.

Click here to learn more on adding or editing your board certification or specialty. [See user guide for more information] (Link to pg. 57)

Practice Location Details

Review your practice locations [See user guide for more information] (Link to CAQH Pg. 62)

Review existing locations for any missing data. Sections with missing data will be marked in red. (Note: CAQH frequently updates the Practice Location section with new requirements that will prevent you from attesting, such as your affiliation status at the location, which payers you accept at that location, etc.)

Add any locations missing from your current practice location list.

Archive any inactive locations.

Certifications - If you possess a certification (CPR, BLS, ACLS, ALSO, ATLS, ETC.), enter your certification information on the “Certifications” section under Specialities.

Click here to learn more on adding or editing your board certification or specialty. [See user guide for more information] (Link to pg. 57)