Complimentary Webinar to Showcase ClearHealth Quality Institute’s Accreditation Programs
CHQI Developing Standards for Telemedicine, Mental Health Parity and Health Insurance Appeals

Annapolis, MD / December 1, 2017 – ClearHealth Quality Institute TM   (CHQI) announces the final webinar of its Fall 2017 Educational Series, entitled CHQI Overview: Improving Quality and Accountability in Health Care Accreditation on December 6, from 12 to 1 p.m. EST. The webinar will feature CHQI leaders and provide an overview of CHQI’s vision to transform health care accreditation and compliance monitoring for health insurers, health benefits administrators, and providers.

To register for this complimentary webinar, click here.

“CHQI is developing several important quality-benchmarking initiatives to promote better clinical outcomes for providers, health plans, and medical management organizations,” notes Garry Carneal, JD, MA, CHQI’s founder. “The webinar will cover several key public policy and business issues associated with telemedicine, mental health parity, and health insurance appeals in addition to providing the latest information on CHQI’s accreditation programs.”

Carneal will moderate the webinar, which will include perspectives from CHQI’s president, Michael Reisman, JD, MA, and Doug Clarke, M.Ed, CHQI’s executive director for accreditation programs.

“Telemedicine covers the entire spectrum of health care from cardiovascular to psychiatric services,” adds Clarke. “CHQI’s approach to developing telemedicine standards reflects the unique modalities of care, recognizing that a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work. CHQI’s Telemedicine Accreditation Program, endorsed by the American Telemedicine Association, will promote best practices.”

“Access to effective mental health and addiction treatment has never been more important,” states Reisman. “Parity laws requiring health insurers to cover these illnesses the same way they cover physical health care have been on the books for years, but compliance has been problematic. With robust standards developed by a diverse range of health insurance, provider, and consumer representatives, CHQI’s Mental Health Parity Accreditation Program will benefit consumers as well as insurers.” Reisman adds that C-HQI’s Health Insurance Appeals Accreditation Program will increase due process and transparency, with the ultimate public policy goal of reforming the utilization management system.

For more information about CHQI’s webinar, Improving Quality and Accountability in Health Care Accreditation, which will take place on December 6 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST, click here. To listen to CHQI’s previous webinars focusing on the Telemedicine and Mental Health Accreditation Programs, click here.

For more information regarding CHQI accreditation programs or educational and training workshops, contact Lauren Neuvel, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (410) 696-7634 or via email at

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ClearHealth Quality Institute’s (CHQI) mission is to promote quality-based practices for health plans, providers and other stakeholders across the United States and its territories. Our accreditation and certification programs help assess, track and report on trends to enhance key insurance and provider outcomes. CHQI also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs and underwrites research to raise awareness of patient safety issues and promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. CHQI provides resources to serve patients, providers, payers, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups. To learn more about CHQI, please contact us at (410) 696-7634 or



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