Member Benefits and FAQS


Message from our President

"The Cooperative Exchange (CE) places a strong emphasis on professional engagement, sharing of information, and engaging all industry trading partners to enjoin in the new paradigm of health information technology and greater information transparency. For CE members, we have the opportunity to engage fellow industry leaders in government and non-government space, those that know the Clearinghouse industry is the "pulse” of information and revenue flow. The CE enables us to share information with these leaders and provide valuable feedback and education to governmental agencies as well as the industry as a whole. We all share similar goals of transforming healthcare through technology and the systems we create - the CE brings us together!”   

Sherry Wilson, Jopari Solutions, Inc.

President Cooperative Exchange


Benefits of Membership

  • Networking with members of the industry
  • Provide a forum to discuss issues that impact the clearinghouse industry
  • Promote initiatives that improve the clearinghouse industry
  • Take advantage of member benefits, such as discounts for ancillary services, as they become available

 


Membership FAQs

 

Why was the Cooperative Exchange Association established and what are the goals of the organization?

Cooperative Exchange was established in 2002 to promote and advance electronic data exchange for the healthcare industry by improving efficiency, advocacy and education to industry stakeholders and government entities.  The goals of the organization are to:

  • As a combined voice, advocate on issues that affect the industry
  • Be an established resource for industry stakeholders and government entities
  • Provide value through education for Members

 

 

What are the criteria for becoming a member?

A Voting Member organization must be a clearinghouse as defined in the federal HIPAA statutes and regulations.

A Voting Member organization will be represented by a delegate that must be a senior executive of the organization, with authorization to participate in the Cooperative Exchange activities and exercise the member’s vote on such matters as are presented at Cooperative Exchange meetings and activities.

The Voting Member organization must agree to abide by the Mission of the Cooperative Exchange:

"To promote and advance electronic data exchange for the healthcare industry by improving efficiency, advocacy, and education to industry stakeholders and government entities."

A Supporting Organization is a non-voting membership category open to for profit organizations that share the goals of the Cooperative Exchange but do not meet the criteria for voting membership.

An Alliance Member is a non-voting membership category open to other  not-for-profit industry organizations that support the mission of the organization and would further its mission and goals.  By invitation only.