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Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

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 our behavioral health committees.

Further, while we consult authoritative sources 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 or her Policy or Certificate and Schedule of Benefits for details concerning benefits, procedures and exclusions before receiving treatment. The practice guidelines do not supersede the Policy or Certificate and Schedule of Benefits.

Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Matrix

Asthma (reviewed/approved 5/2012, reapproved 12/2013)

      Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (reviewed/approved 4/2014)

      Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) (General Population and in Women) (reviewed/approved 5/2012, reapproved 12/2013)

      Chlamydia/HPV (reviewed/approved 2/2012, reapproved 12/2013)

      Chronic Kidney Disease (Transplant) (reviewed/approved 11/2012, reapproved 12/2013)

      Hypertension in Child and Adolescent (reviewed/approved 11/2012, reapproved 12/2013)

      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)

      Obesity in Adults (reviewed/approved 11/2012, reapproved 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, reapproved 12/2013)

      Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity: Summary Report. 2007.

      These are independent organizations that provide health information on behalf of BlueChoice HealthPlan. These links lead to third party sites. Those organizations are solely responsible for the contents and privacy policies on their sites. 


      Last Update: 11/3/15.