URAC-CQHI Deal Combines Top 2 Telehealth Accrediting Organizations

The two most prominent accrediting bodies for telehealth are merging. The Washington-based non-profit Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) has announced that it is acquiring programs of the ClearHealth Quality Institute (CQHI), an Annapolis-based organization that had worked in the past with the American Telemedicine Association to create telehealth accreditation standards. With the purchase, CHQI’s programs for telehealth, remote patient monitoring and mental health and substance use disorder parity will be folded into URAC’s list of services. “This is the union of two of the country’s leading accrediting bodies,” URAC President and CEO Shawn Griffin, MD, said in a press release. “The combined expertise between the two will allow for an unprecedented depth and breadth of accreditation knowledge that will serve to improve health outcomes across an even broader spectrum.”

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