Welcome to the new website of the Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing, Inc., more concisely known as C4UHC. Here is a little bit about who we were, who we are, and where we are going.

Michael Kaufman

Michael A. (“Mickey”) Kaufman
Executive Director

In February 2012, a group of industry stakeholders with concerns about the increasing complexity of vendor access requirements began meeting to discuss compliance best practices. In 2013, the Coalition for Best Practices in Healthcare Industry Representative Requirements was formed.

Building on the work of the Coalition, the group became The Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing in 2016 with a specific focus of establishing consistent credentialing processes for Healthcare Industry Representatives (HCIR) and to translate those processes into data standards. This effort resulted in the Joint Recommendations for HCIR Credentialing Best Practices. Achieving success through the participation of a wide variety of healthcare industry stakeholders, the first American National Standards (ANSI) for Supplier Credentialing were published in 2019.

In 2020 C4UHC became a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization and accelerated its compliance and educational efforts for new challenges in the marketplace due to COVID-19. As a result, revised ANSI Standards for Supplier Credentialing were published in February 2021 and now include provisions for personal protective equipment (PPE), and medical testing in pandemic environment.

C4UHC members and supporters hail from over fifteen of the top Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare industry. C4UHC is not a passive organization. Members are encouraged to join working groups that help predict trends, assess needs, address challenges, and incorporate best practices.

Mickey Kaufman has 41 years’ full-time experience in law and business. He is a registered patent attorney and was admitted to legal practice in New Jersey and New York in 1975 and 1976, respectively. He started his professional career as an associate in the Pennie & Edmonds law firm in New York City before being recruited to Johnson & Johnson, where he held a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles over the course of 37 years.

Mr. Kaufman holds baccalaureates in economics (BA) and electrical engineering (BSEE) from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned an MBA from New York University, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national academic honor society for top business school students. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University and an LLM in trade regulation from New York University. In addition, Mr. Kaufman served in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Kaufman also has a long history of voluntary leadership roles in a variety of not-for-profit organizations, including serving a three-year term as president of the Engineering Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.