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October 9, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

On September 5, 2019, the federal government issued additional guidance regarding the Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act (MHPAEA). The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guidance provides answers regarding the implementation of MHPAEA, the 21 Century Cures Act, and the SUPPORT for Patient and Communities Act. It also incorporates the much talked about Model Disclosure Request Form by consumer and provider advocates.

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September 9, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

Many telehealth advocates have been pleased with the recent news from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about new payment codes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM). While we applaud this progress there are many more aspects of the expanding field of telemedicine that need to be addressed in tandem in order to ensure this momentum continues.

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August 26, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

The 116th Congress is trying to make telehealth services for mental health conditions more widely accessible to Medicare beneficiaries, building on recent policy changes made by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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August 9, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

The rise in adoption of telemedicine has generated an increased focus on the technology, its benefits, its challenges, and its outcomes. However, a number of stakeholders continue to be skeptical about the value of telemedicine in terms of its ability to produce clinical and financial outcomes equal to, or better than, face-to-face provider/patient encounters.

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July 30, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

Although the concept of parity is straightforward in the abstract, it has proven to be extremely challenging for multiple state and federal regulators to develop and consistently apply a clear methodology for comparing all functions of modern managed care organizations. This is where accreditation can help.

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