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 C4UHC in 2016 with a specific focus of establishing consistent credentialing processes for health care 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 Institute (ANSI) Standards for Supplier Credentialing were published in 2019.
In 2020, the 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 a pandemic environment.