The following guidelines are provided for your reference. Our Company reviews each guideline at a minimum every two years, but may do so earlier if new scientific evidence or national standards are published.

These recommendations are informational only. They are not intended to require a specific course of treatment or take the place of professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Members should make decisions about care with their healthcare providers. Recommended treatment or services may not be covered. Eligibility and coverage depend on the member’s specific benefit plan.

Alcohol/Substance Use Disorder

Practice Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder
American Psychiatric Association

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders

Depression

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression Across Three Age Cohorts
American Psychological Association

Diabetes

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2020
January 2020 Volume 43 Supplement 1

Hypertension

2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines
Journal of the American College of Cardiology