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May 11, 2018

In the past, health insurance benefits for mental health and substance use disorder treatment were far more limited than for treatment for physical health conditions. Because of these disparities, often patients did not receive the care they needed to experience recovery. Mental health parity laws were enacted to remedy these inequities, requiring health insurers to cover mental health and substance use disorder treatment at benefit levels matching corresponding medical and surgical benefits.

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May 7, 2018
By: Garry Carneal, JD, Founder, ClearHealth Quality Institute

It’s safe to say most would agree that accreditation is a good idea.  But why should organizations consider spending time and money on the accreditation process?  What organizational and financial benefits could they receive as a result of accreditation?

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April 19, 2018
By: Lauren Neuvel, Director of Sales & Marketing, ClearHealth Quality Institute

Headed to the 2018 American Telemedicine Association Conference this year?  We invite you to connect with the CHQI team in a variety of ways.

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March 1, 2018

On February 9, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which includes several key provisions that expand payment for telemedicine services under Medicare. Medicare covers almost 60 million Americans age 65 and over, as well as those under 65 who have disabilities.

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Telepsychiatry
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November 13, 2017

To say those who live in rural America can have difficulty accessing mental health care, is an understatement. Two such barriers they face are transportation and the scarcity of providers in country settings. These combined issues place burdens on family physicians to provide mental health care when many patients truly need to see a psychiatrist.

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