Universal Provider Datasource

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana offers practitioners the Universal Provider Datasource (UPD) through an agreement with the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH). This simplifies and streamlines the data collection process for credentialing and recredentialing.

Through CAQH, credentialing information is provided to a single repository via a secure Internet site. This fulfills the credentialing requirements of all health plans that participate in CAQH.

There is no charge to providers to participate in CAQH or to submit applications. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana encourages all providers to utilize this service.