Press Releases

  • October 10, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute President to Highlight National Symposium of Independent Medical Review Organizations
  • ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI), a private health care accreditation body whose programs incorporate the next generation of quality and outcomes measures, will be a featured exhibitor at the National Association for Independent Review Organization’s (NAIRO) 2017 symposium – Trust in Healthcare. The conference, to be attended by national thought leaders in the medical review field, will be held Oct. 16-18, in Nashville, Tennessee. Michael D. Reisman, the president of CHQI and a former Assistant Attorney General in New York, will be a featured speaker.
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  • September 22, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute to unveil new Telemedicine Accreditation Program at ATA’s Fall Forum
  • ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI), an independent health care accrediting body that incorporates the next generation of quality and outcomes measures, will host a pre-conference workshop and serve as a featured exhibitor at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Fall Forum – Edge 2017. The conference will be held October 2-4, at the Marriott Wardman Park, located in Washington, D.C. The annual forum will focus on three areas critical to the future of telemedicine: policy, strategy, and action.
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  • September 21, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute Announces Fall 2017 Educational Series
  • 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.
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  • August 15, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute Seeks Volunteers for New Appeals Standards Committee
  • ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI), which is developing an Appeals Accreditation Program to reform the health insurance appeals system, seeks volunteers to join its newly formed Appeals Standards Committee. The expert panel will be comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders, including health insurance industry leaders, employers, health care providers, and consumer advocates, and will be charged with developing robust but workable standards for health plan internal and external appeals.
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  • July 27, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute Holds First Board Meeting
  • ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) held its first board meeting last week as the new accreditation organization continues to gain momentum. CHQI’s board of directors includes nationally recognized health care experts representing a wide range of stakeholders.
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  • July 26, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute Forms Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee
  • ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) announces today the formation of its Telemedicine Accreditation Standards Committee. The 15-member panel, comprised of a wide range of independent experts representing industry, clinical and consumer perspectives, is tasked with crafting a set of robust but workable standards to ensure safety, quality and value in the rapidly growing telemedicine field. In May, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and CHQI announced a joint venture to develop a comprehensive set of quality and operational standards to promote the best practice of Telemedicine.
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  • July 25, 2017
  • Jessica Grillo, JD Joins RegQuest as Executive Director
  • RegQuest™, a subsidiary of ClearHealth Quality Institute™, is pleased to announce that Jessica Grillo, JD has joined the company as executive director. RegQuest is one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on health insurance functions such as medical management and appeals. As executive director, Grillo will oversee maintaining and expanding subscription content for RegQuest to continue its focus on providing in-depth, meaningful regulatory information and trend reports. She will also manage various legal matters as well as provide advice regarding marketing and communications for the organization.
  • July 20, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute Creating Mental Health Parity Accreditation Program
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute™ (CHQI) – a new accreditation organization that develops standards incorporating the next generation of quality and outcome measures – is establishing comprehensive accreditation standards to promote compliance with mental health parity laws. Parity means that health insurance plans must cover mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment the same way they cover treatment for physical health conditions.
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  • July 12, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute Unveils Online Web Portal for Telemedicine Accreditation Programs
  • ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) launched today an online, user-friendly portal to help streamline the accreditation process for organizations applying for CHQI’s Telemedicine Accreditation Program. Organizations offering telemedicine services throughout the entire continuum of care, including both provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient telehealth consultations, will benefit from this new tool and may now create an account to receive the latest information detailing CHQI’s accreditation application process.
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  • March 17, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) Just Launched
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute™ (CHQI) – a newly formed accreditation organization – promotes standards that incorporate the next generation of quality and outcome measures.  CHQI will develop and offer an array of accreditation and certification programs, value-based purchasing standards and outcome measures.
  • July 25, 2017
  • Jessica Grillo, JD Joins RegQuest as Executive Director
  • Online Subscription Service Offers Cutting Edge Regulatory Surveys and Industry Trend Reports Annapolis, MD / PRWeb / July 25, 2017 – RegQuest™, a subsidiary of ClearHealth Quality Institute™, is pleased to announce that Jessica Grillo, JD has joined the company as executive director. RegQuest is one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on health insurance functions such as medical management and appeals. As executive director, Grillo will oversee maintaining and expanding subscription content for RegQuest to continue its focus on providing in-depth, meaningful regulatory information and trend reports. She will also manage various legal matters as well as provide advice regarding marketing and communications for the...
  • April 13, 2017
  • ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) Just Launched
  • CHQI-Just-Launched Annapolis, MD / PR Web / March 17, 2017 – ClearHealth Quality Institute™ (CHQI) – a newly formed accreditation organization – promotes standards that incorporate the next generation of quality and outcome measures. CHQI will develop and offer an array of accreditation and certification programs, value-based purchasing standards and outcome measures. “CHQI was formed in part to find new ways to update the traditional approach to accreditation in health care,” according to Garry Carneal, JD, MA, who is serving as Board Chair. “Many opportunities exist to rethink and improve how health plans, providers, and others meet quality-based standards and performance benchmarks. Today, health insurance functions and provider services are not always easily or...
  • September 22, 2016
  • RegQuest Releases Comprehensive Report Focusing on External Review
  • RegQuest Releases Comprehensive Report Focusing on External Review New Study Calls for Increased Education on Appeal Rights Annapolis, MD / PRWeb / September 22, 2016 – RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, announces the release of the External Review Regulatory & Market Trends: 2016 Annual Report (ER Trend Report). The report, based on a detailed regulatory survey, academic research and expert interviews, provides a comprehensive overview of external review (ER) regulations, trends and practices. As the first comprehensive survey of both state and federal regulations performed on ER regulations and industry trends, the report is a must-read for anyone interested in...
  • May 4, 2016
  • External Review Programs to be Focus of Complimentary Webinar
  • ER Webinar Press Release Final 160410.pdf External Review Programs to be Focus of Complimentary Webinar Expert Speakers to Explore Current Regulatory & Market Trends Annapolis, MD / PRWeb / May 4, 2016 - RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is pleased to announce a webinar specifically centered on external review regulations, practices and programs. This webinar, titled External Review: Navigating Nuances in Regulatory and Market Trends, will take place on May 24, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST. As consumers take on a more active role in their health care decisions, the importance of external review (ER) has grown. However, compliance with state and federal ER laws can be a...
  • March 23, 2016
  • Complimentary Webinar Highlights Utilization Management’s Role in Managed Care
  • Complimentary Webinar Highlights Utilization Management’s Role in Managed Care Thought leaders to offer valuable insights in RegQuest-sponsored presentations Annapolis, MD / PRWeb / March 23, 2016 - RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is pleased to announce the first in a series of webinars focusing on the evolution of utilization management (UM) programs and related medical management functions over the past three decades with a detailed overview of how UM programs are regulated. “As a practice, UM interventions are geared to standardize care, contain costs, improve quality and patient safety, and reduce unnecessary medical treatments,” notes Julie O’Brien,...
  • March 4, 2016
  • New Study Reveals Need for Increased Transparency of Medical Management Determinations
  • Many health plans use utilization management (UM) programs as a cost containment measure to help control health care expenses along with ensuring that the right level of coverage is authorized for patients. After identifying a gap in the availability of information focusing on UM regulations and market trends, RegQuest formed a research team to draft the Utilization Management Regulatory & Market Trends: 2016 Annual Report. The report is the first update on the topic in over a decade and the research revealed several interesting trends pertaining to UM. Specifically, the need for more transparency and disclosure in how medical necessity decisions are made, came to light. “Many aspects of the utilization management industry are undergoing tremendous changes and innovation,”...
  • March 3, 2016
  • RegQuest Unveils Utilization Management Regulatory & Market Trends: 2016 Annual Report
  • After identifying a gap in the availability of information focusing on utilization management (UM) regulation and market trends, RegQuest formed a research team to focus on creating a comprehensive, user-friendly guide on the subject . In early February, the Utilization Management Regulatory & Market Trends: 2016 Annual Report, representing the first update on this topic in over a decade was released. The report provides a comprehensive review of the origins of UM, where it stands today, and where it will head in the future. The study is based on a detailed regulatory survey, academic research and expert interviews. It is a must-read for anyone who is interested in better understanding how the U.S. health care system pays for health insurance in practice. In addition to...
  • March 2, 2016
  • Medical Management Insights: RegQuest Launches Informative Blog
  • RegQuest was initially launched as a resource to provide health plans, regulators and other stakeholders with invaluable information regarding current medical management regulations and laws. Building on this commitment to detail the business, legal and regulatory forces directly impacting the medical management system, we are pleased to welcome you to our new blog.
  • January 20, 2016
  • RegQuest™ Unveils Upgraded Website with Improved Functionality
  • RegQuest™ Unveils Upgraded Website with Improved Functionality Regulatory Compliance Resource Boasts Extensive Content, Additional Features Annapolis Maryland / PRWeb / January 20, 2016 - RegQuest™, the nation’s leading regulatory compliance resource that provides health plans, regulators and others with invaluable information regarding current medical management regulations and laws, is pleased to debut an upgraded website featuring improved user functionality, including an interactive map and communication forum for subscribers. “It is an incredibly exciting time of transformation and growth for RegQuest and I’m very proud of what our team has accomplished,” says RegQuest Founder, Garry Carneal, JD, MA. “As the medical management space evolves, the regulatory...