ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM Announces Fall 2017 Educational Series

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Programs to showcase new accreditation programs for Telemedicine and Behavioral Health Parity

ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI)TM, an independent health care accrediting body incorporating the next generation of quality and outcomes measures, announces the launch of its Fall 2017 Educational Series. The series begins on October 2 and will include a live program and webinars covering a wide range of topics.

“We are excited to launch our cutting-edge accreditation programs,” says Michael D. Reisman, CHQI president. “Our Fall 2017 Educational Series will showcase CHQI’s quality, accountability, and performance tools, which can promote improved delivery of health care services. The Educational Series will also offer prospective applicants, including health plans, health benefits administrators, and health care providers, an opportunity to engage thought leaders on a range of topics essential to the future of health care.”

Click here to view a full listing of upcoming events and to register.

CHQI’s Fall 2017 Educational Series will include:

  •     Oct. 2, 1-4 p.m. EDT – An Introduction to the New Telemedicine Accreditation Program Standards. This live in-person workshop will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park, located in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Fall Forum – Edge 2017. CHQI leaders will provide an overview of the CHQI accreditation process and an introduction to the new telemedicine standards tailored for each modality in telehealth. The workshop will be led by Garry Carneal, JD, MA, CHQI founder, and Doug Clarke, M. ED, CHQI executive director, accreditation programs. Click here to register.
  •     Oct. 20, noon-1 p.m. EDT – Telemedicine Accreditation: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All. During this webinar, telemedicine industry leaders will discuss emerging issues and regulatory trends in the field, including how high-fidelity accreditation standards can yield best practices and improve patient outcomes. The presenters will provide a walkthrough of CHQI’s new Telemedicine Accreditation Program Standards and will explain how telemedicine providers can become accredited. The panel will be moderated by Sabrina Smith, Dr.HA, ATA interim chief executive officer, and will include perspectives from panelists Doug Clarke, M.Ed., CHQI executive director, accreditation programs, and CHQI Telemedicine Standards Committee Co-Chairs William Lewis, MD, chief medical officer at GlobalMed, and Alexis Gilroy, JD, partner at Jones Day. Click here to register.
  •     Nov. 8, noon-1 p.m. EST – Behavioral Health Parity Accreditation: A Pathway to Compliance. This webinar will offer an overview of CHQI’s first-of-its-kind Parity Accreditation Program, which is designed to promote compliance with laws requiring that insurance coverage for mental health and addiction disorders be comparable to coverage for physical health ailments. The session will highlight current parity enforcement trends and “hot” issues facing insurers, benefit administrators, and providers, and will address the need for private accreditation. The panel will be moderated by Michael D. Reisman, JD, MA, CHQI president, and will include CHQI Parity Standards Committee Co-Chairs Bradley Lerner, JD, associate general counsel & director, parity compliance, Beacon Health Options, and Connie Galietti, JD, director of legal & professional affairs, practice directorate, American Psychological Association. Click here to register.
  •     Dec. 6, noon-1 p.m. EST – CHQI Overview: Improving Quality and Accountability in Health Care Accreditation. This webinar will provide an overview of CHQI and share its vision to transform health care accreditation and compliance monitoring for health plans, providers, and others. The presentation will describe programs currently in development and preview future CHQI programs for 2018. In addition, the speakers will highlight some recent value-based purchasing and outcomes performance initiatives, which will likely transform traditional forms of quality-benchmarking in health care. The webinar will be moderated by Garry Carneal, JD, MA, CHQI’s founder, and will include presentations by Michael D. Reisman JD, CHQI president and Doug Clarke, M.Ed., CHQI executive director, accreditation programs. Click here to register.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for all programs in the series. For more information regarding all upcoming educational events and trainings, visit, or contact Doug Clarke via email at info(at)

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About ClearHealth Quality Institute™ (CHQI) (
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 info(at)

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