ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) Taps Michael Reisman as President

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ClearHealth Quality Institute TM (CHQI) welcomes former New York civil prosecutor and mental health counselor Michael Reisman as its President, effective immediately.

In his new role, Mr. Reisman will provide oversight of CHQI’s strategic business operations, including its accreditation programs for health plan appeals, telemedicine, and mental health parity: and RegQuest, a tool that details the business and regulatory forces impacting the medical management system.

“In selecting Reisman, CHQI has a proven leader whose skillset and experience aligns perfectly with our mission – to promote standards that incorporate the next generation of quality and outcome measures,” said Garry Carneal, JD, MA, CHQI founder.

“CHQI will play a vital role in promoting accountability for health plans and health care providers, thus improving our health care system,” said Reisman. He brings over 12 years of legal experience to CHQI. Most recently, he served in the New York Attorney General—Health Care Bureau, which protects the rights of consumers in the health care system. During his five years as an Assistant Attorney General, he was instrumental in efforts to enforce federal and New York mental health parity laws, which resulted in eight settlements with health insurance companies that greatly improved their mental health and addiction benefits and returned more than $2 million to consumers. Mr. Reisman also played an instrumental role in investigations and settlements regarding mobile health applications and pharmaceutical marketing.

Prior to joining the New York Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Reisman was a litigator at several national law firms, focusing on health care and intellectual property matters, and brought two high-profile court cases that improved the lives of mental health patients in New York and New Jersey.

Before receiving his law degree at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Mr. Reisman was a mental health counselor in inpatient and outpatient facilities in California, New York, and in the Czech Republic where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. He received his Master of Arts in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and his Bachelor degree from Williams College.

Earlier this year, CHQI announced its formation, with the intention to develop a broad array of innovative compliance, quality and performance solutions in the coming months. In May, CHQI and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced a joint agreement to develop standards to promote accountability, transparency of operations and adherence to all relevant laws and regulations.

To obtain more information on CHQI, our accreditation initiatives, or the many programs and services offered, contact Julie Irons, manager of accreditation, at (410) 696-7634 or via email at info(at)CHQI(dot)com

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About Clear Health Quality Institute™ (CHQI) (

Clear Health 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 info(at)CHQI(dot)com.

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