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.

May 2023
C4UHC member meeting takes place in Nashville
C4UHC members participate in a team-building exercise at the annual meeting
January 2023
Launched pilot credentialing partnership with SMI
A speaking at the C4UHC / SMI partnership meeting gives a presentation to a receptive audience

November 2022
Opened credentialing dialogue with The Joint Commission
A stethescope on a desk with 5 wooden stars, suggesting excellence in healthcare
June 2022
C4UHC launches Executive Director Blog series
C4UHC Executive Director Sharon Gleason Jenkins
March 2022
Sharon Gleason Jenkins has been selected as Executive Director, beginning March 8, 2022
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December 2021
C4UHC Provides New RFP Toolkit To Help Healthcare Providers
C4UHC releases RFP Toolkit
November 2021
C4UHC Website Wins 2021 MarCom Gold Creative Award
C4UHC website wind MarCom Award
June 2021
C4UHC Launches New Website
Close-up showing people's hands at a conference table
February 2021
MITA updates the NEMA/ANSI SC 1-2020 Standard
MITA updates the NEMA/ANSI SC 1-2020 Standard

Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare to address pandemic-related challenges:

Press Release 

January 2021
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

C4UHC becomes a member of American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

November 2020
C4UHC begins a rebranding process
C4UHC begins a rebranding process
May 2020
C4UHC partners with NEMA/MITA
C4UHC partners with NEMA/MITA

To update the 2019 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare to include appropriate PPE use in healthcare provider facilities due to COVID-19 challenges: Press release

March 2020
C4UHC becomes a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit legal entity.
C4UHC becomes a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit legal entity.
February 2020
C4UHC retains M.A. Kaufman Consultants as executive director
C4UHC retains M.A. Kaufman Consultants as executive director
November 2019
Credentialing Verification Letter and Medical Verification Templates
Credentialing Verification Letter and Medical Verification Templates

Are updated to support the ANSI Standards for Supplier Credentialing.

February 2019
C4UHC announces certification
C4UHC announces certification

Of the SC 1-2019 ANSI Standards for Supplier Credentialing: Press release

November 2018
C4UHC cross-functional body begins working to create industry standards.
C4UHC cross-functional body begins working to create industry standards.
October 2018
C4UHC Fall Summit held in Chicago, IL.
C4UHC Fall Summit held in Chicago, IL.

Results of the Summit: Press release

August 2018
C4UHC plans its first Vendor Credentialing Summit
C4UHC plans its first Vendor Credentialing Summit

Read the Press release

October 2017
Credentialing Verification Letter and Medical Verification Templates
Credentialing Verification Letter and Medical Verification Templates

Are created to help standardize documentation across the industry where possible.