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For Immediate Release

Smart Data Solutions Achieves CORE Phase iii certification

St. Paul, Minnesota – February 12, 2015 – Smart Data Solutions, one of the nation’s fastest growing health care electronic data interchange providers; today announced that its Smart Data Stream Clearinghouse product has received a CAQH® Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE®) Phase III Clearinghouse Certification Seal.  CAQH certifies and awards CORE Certification Seals to entities that create, transmit, or use the healthcare administrative and financial transactions addressed by the CAQH CORE Operating Rules. CORE Certification means an entity has demonstrated that its IT system, or product, is operating in conformance with applicable requirements of a specific phase(s) of the CAQH CORE Operating Rules.  The CORE Seal was awarded after Smart Data Solutions successfully completed certification testing for its clearinghouse product – a process ensuring that health care organizations can electronically exchange or access patient insurance information according to the CORE Phase III rules.

The CORE Phase III rules are advancing the way the health care industry communicates and are increasing interoperability, which will help to fulfill the priorities of the national health technologies agenda. These rules, which build upon national standards, including HIPAA, make electronic administrative data communications increasingly seamless, streamlined and predictable, regardless of technology. The CORE rules are being implemented to eliminate the need for time-consuming, costly phone calls and paperwork by physicians and their office staff; freeing up time to focus on patient care.

The CORE rules were developed by over 140 participating organizations, representing providers, vendors, health plans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and federal government agencies, associations, standard-setting organizations and other healthcare organizations.

“By creating new efficiencies in how healthcare data is electronically transmitted and received, the CORE operating principals significantly enhance the value that our solutions provide for our customers,” said Patrick Bores, V.P. of Information Technology at Smart Data Solutions. " We are proud to support the CAQH CORE initiative and are continually committed to helping our customers and trading partners come together to take part in the future of electronic data interchange.”

 About Smart Data Solutions

Smart Data Solutions, a Minnesota based company offers professional insurance claims data entry services that help insurance companies increase efficiency and reduce costs.  Smart Data Solutions is one of the leading data entry service providers based in the US, providing services to businesses of all sizes.  From paper processing to claims management and EDI, SDS offers the solutions critically needed by today’s health care industry. For more information about Smart Data Solutions please visit our website at www.sdata.us or give us a call at 651.690.3140

About CAQH

CAQH serves as a catalyst for industry collaboration on initiatives that simplify healthcare administration for health plans and providers, resulting in a better care experience for patients and caregivers. CAQH solutions help promote quality interactions between plans, providers and other stakeholders, reduce costs and frustrations associated with healthcare administration, facilitate administrative healthcare information exchange and encourage administrative and clinical data integration. Visit www.caqh.org for more information.