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Anthem Blue Cross : Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines
The practice guidelines included on this website are not intended to be required treatment protocols. Physicians and other health professionals must rely on their own expertise in evaluating and treating patients. Practice guidelines are not a substitute for the best professional judgment of physicians and other health professionals. Behavioral health guidelines may include commentary developed by the Company’s behavioral health committees. Further, while authoritative sources are consulted in the development of these guidelines, the practice guideline may differ in some respects from the sources cited. With respect to the issue of coverage, each patient should review his/her Policy or Certificate and Schedule of Benefits for details concerning benefits, procedures and exclusions prior to receiving treatment. The practice guidelines do not supersede the Policy or Certificate and Schedule of Benefits.  
Asthma (reviewed/approved 5/2012)
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP), Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, Full Report 2007
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (reviewed/approved 4/2014) 
American Academy of Pediatrics. ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents 
CAD - Coronary Artery Disease (General Population and in Women) (reviewed/approved 5/2012)
American Heart Association -
American Heart Association - Treatment of Hypertension in the Prevention and Management of Ischemic Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association for High Blood Pressure Research and the Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Epidemiology and Prevention. Circulation 2007;115;2761-2788
American Heart Association - Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women 2011 Update: A Guideline from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2011; 123; 1243-1262; originally published online February 14, 2011.
Chlamydia/HPV (reviewed/approved 2/2012)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Treatment Guidelines 2010
Chronic Kidney Disease (Transplant) (Reviewed/approved 11/2012 - Re-approve 12/2013)
Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) 2002.
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (reviewed/approved 10/2013)
Diabetes – (reviewed/approved 2/2013)
American Diabetes Association.-American Diabetes Association – Clinical Practice Recommendations 2011 Diabetes Care, Vol. 34, Supplement 1, January 2011.
2013 Standards of Care -
2013 Standards of Care Evidence Table -
HIV/AIDS (Reviewed/approved 11/2012 - Re-approve 12/2013)
Primary Care Guidelines for the Management of Persons Infected With HIV: 2013 Update by the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Heart Failure – (reviewed/approved 8/2013)
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
Hypertension in Child and Adolescent (Reviewed/approved 11/2012 - Re-approve 12/2013)
The Fourth Report on Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. 2005
Maternity/Perinatal –(reviewed/approved 2/2013)
American Academy of Pediatrics  
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  
Perinatal Guideline Summary based on the Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 7th Edition, 2012, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)  
Summary of Perinatal Care Guidelines 2013
Obesity in Adults (Reviewed/approved 11/2012 - Re-approve 12/2013)
2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: A Report to the American College of cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society. 2013  
Obesity in Children (Reviewed/approved 11/2012 - Re-approve 12/2013)
Expert Committee recommendations regarding the prevention, Assessment, and treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity: Summary report. 2007.
Vascular at Risk – Hyperlipidemia (reviewed/approved 9/2012)
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - National Cholesterol Education program Expert Panel. Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) NIH, NHLBI; May 2001, NIH Publication No. 02-5215.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel. Implications of Recent Clinical Trials for the NCEP Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines; Circulation. 2004;110:227-239
Vascular at Risk – Hypertension (reviewed/approved 9/2012)
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) National Institutes of Health (HIH), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. August 2004; NIH Publication No. 04-5230
Last Update: 4/25/14 

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