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.

August 2013

  • Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (2013)

http://www.goldcopd.org/

  • 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

  • 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/AAP%20Bright%20Futures%20Periodicity%20Sched%20101107.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

Complimentary tool: NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative. The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults 
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/prctgd_c.pdf

  • 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.surhta.com/PDF/JNC%207/JNC7Express.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

March 2013

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

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/index.htm

Working Group Report on Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment - Update 2004
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/astpreg.htm

  • 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
http://www.neurology.org/content/78/17/1337.full.pdf+html    

  • AHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients with Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease:  2011 Update

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/124/22/2458

  • ICSI: Health Care Guideline: Routine Prenatal Care (15th edition. 2012, July) 

http://www.icsi.org/prenatal_care_4/prenatal_care__routine__full_version__2.html

ACOG: Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 7th Edition (2012)
Available for purchase at:
http://www.acog.org/bookstore/Guidelines_for_Perinatal_Care__P262.cfm

  • Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - 2013

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/Supplement_1/S11.full.pdf+html

  • Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (ATP III Final Report)  

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/profmats.htm

  • Implications of Recent Clinical Trials for the National Cholesterol Education Program

Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines 
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/atp3upd04.pdf

October 2013

  • 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



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