Clinical Practice Guidelines

In order to help improve clinical outcomes, various clinical organizations have developed the evidence-based guidelines below. The guidelines are not intended to replace clinical judgment. 

If you would like hard copies of any guidelines, please contact your Provider Relations representative.

Name  Association  Condition  Go To 
Adult Prevention Guidelines   Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) Adult Preventive Care  Link
Pediatric Preventive Health Guideline  Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) Pediatric Preventive Care  Link 
Bright Futures  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  Pediatric Preventive Health Care  Link
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons 0 - 18 years old  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)  Immunizations  Link
ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   Link
Adult Depression in Primary Care  Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)  Depression  Link 
The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health (2016) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General Alcohol, Drugs and Health Link 
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Asthma  Link
Standards for Medical Care in Diabetes 2020 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Management Link
Perinatal Care Guidelines Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) Pregnancy Link
Heart Failure Guidelines American College of Cardiology Foundation ACCF)/American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Failure Link
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2016 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) Link
Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Chronic Pain Link
Guideline for Hypertension Management Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) Hypertension Link
JNC 8 Hypertension Report Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) Hypertension Link
Suicide Prevention: Zero Suicide  Beacon Health Options Behavioral Health Link