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 Screening

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide
This guideline is not intended to be a handout for youth. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. NIH Publication No. 11-7805. Published 2011.

Alcohol Abuse Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guideline for The Management of Substance Use Disorders

Depression, for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Providers

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, Third Edition
American Psychiatric Association. Updated October 2010.

Depression Management Tool Kit
Includes assessment aids, patient handouts and the PHQ-9 Patient Questionnaire. The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Initiative on Depression & Primary Care and 3CM, LLC. Published 2009.

Diabetes

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