Health Care Practice Recommendations

Health Care Practice Recommendations

Preventive Health

Clinical Practice Guidelines

At BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. we remain committed to working with our providers to ensure quality service to our members. It is our intent to make resources available to our providers that will help in this endeavor.  BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee attests that the text and format of these compendia have not been altered in any way, nor are these resources to be construed as a legal or required standard of care.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has created a direct link from our Web site to the guideline. We hope this will be both convenient and helpful to you in caring for your patients. Paper copies of the guidelines are available upon request by calling 1-800-924-7141, extension 6705.

September 2014

Treatment of Patients With Panic Disorder, Second Edition   (2009)
http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/pracGuideTopic_9.aspx

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide, Updated 2005 Edition
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Practitioner/CliniciansGuide2005/guide.pdf

Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, Third Edition   (2010)
http://psychiatryonline.org/data/Books/prac/PG_Depression3rdEd.pdf

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0890-8567/PIIS0890856709621821.pdf

August 2014

2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction:  A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/127/4/e362.full

Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society
http://www.annals.org/content/147/7/478

Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack. A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association https://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/04/30/STR.0000000000000024.full.pdf+html

Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents — Third Edition
http://brightfutures.aap.org/3rd_Edition_Guidelines_and_Pocket_Guide.html
          Periodic table
          http://brightfutures.aap.org/pdfs/Guidelines_PDF/20-Appendices_PeriodicitySchedule.pdf

1998: Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. The Evidence Report
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/index.htm

2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non -ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Updating the 2007 Guideline and Replacing the 2011 Focused Update): A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/126/7/875.full.pdf+html

Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/jnc7full.pdf
          Use in correlation with: JNC 7 Express
          http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/express.pdf

2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure:  A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/06/03/CIR.0b013e31829e8776.full.pdf

April 2014

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3 – 2007)

(Asthma: 2008 edits to the 2007 guideline)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/epr3-errata.htm

NAEPP Working Group Report on Managing Asthma During Pregnancy:  Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment (Update 2004)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/astpreg.htm 

AHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2011 Update: A Guideline From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation (2011)
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/124/22/2458

Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) Final Report (2002)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/profmats.htm

Global strategy for the diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD  (Updated  January 2014)
http://www.goldcopd.org/uploads/users/files/GOLD_Report2014_Feb07.pdf

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2014 American Diabetes Association
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/Supplement_1/S14.full.pdf+html

Evidence-based guideline update: Pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society (2012)
http://www.neurology.org/content/78/17/1337.full.pdf+html?sid=1bc82d50-bf16-4f1f-b950-7a9a433b18d7

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report (September 1998)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_gdlns.pdf

Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years (United States, 2014)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists): Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Seventh Edition (2012)
Available for Purchase at: http://sales.acog.org/Guidelines-for-Perinatal-Care-Seventh-Edition-P262C54.aspx

ICSI: Health Care Guideline: Routine Prenatal Care (15th edition. 2012, July)
https://www.icsi.org/_asset/13n9y4/Prenatal.pdf

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