ClearHealth Quality Institute’s New Telemedicine Accreditation Program Endorsed by the American Telemedicine Association

TAP Accreditation to Provide Consumers with an Instantly Recognizable Seal of Approval

Annapolis, MD / March 9, 2018 – ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI), an independent health care accrediting body, announced today that its new Telemedicine Accreditation Program (TAP) standards have been officially endorsed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

As the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program recognized by the ATA, the TAP accreditation seal provides consumers with an easy-to-identify confirmation of quality from an independent third-party organization, a patient and consumer benefit that had previously been unavailable for telehealth care.

“Telehealth and virtual care are changing the face of healthcare. The new TAP accreditation standards are built upon ATA’s original standards, and provide clear and consistent quality and performance standards so that consumers receive the excellent quality of care that they deserve, in the modality of their choice,” said Ann Mond Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association.

CHQI’s new Telemedicine Accreditation Program (TAP) Standards will soon be available at

“CHQI’s new Telemedicine Standards cover several types of telemedicine encounters, including Consumer to Provider (C2P); Provider to Consumer (P2C) and Provider to Provider (P2P),” said Bill Lewis, MD, MBA, former CMO, GlobalMed, Principal, Wellmedcare Consulting, Senior Consultant Telemedicine, Humana, and Co-Chair, CHQI Telemedicine Standards Committee. “The TAP program forges national standards where none have existed before, thus filling regulatory, operational, and quality gaps with leading-edge accreditation requirements.”

To obtain more information about CHQI accreditation programs, please contact Rob Mikes, Sales Manager, at (410) 756-1300 or via email 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 volunteer members 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) 756-1300,, or visit

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