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
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
Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Primary Care for School-Aged Children  Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)  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 
Asthma Quick Care Reference National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Asthma Link
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Asthma  Link
 
Standards for Medical Care in Diabetes 2018 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
Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) 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
National Cholesterol Education National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Coronary Artery Disease 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