Guidelines adopted by Humana
Clinical practice guidelines are resources* for Humana participating physicians and other Humana-contracted healthcare professionals. Humana has adopted the following guidelines:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)
Atrial fibrillation guidelines
AHA/ACC/Heart Rhythm Society
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
Chemical dependency placement criteria
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Humana utilizes the criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Childhood Preventive Services (Added July 2021)
American Academy of Pediatrics
2018 AHA/ACC/American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)/ American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) /Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) /American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) / American Diabetes Association (ADA) / American Geriatric Society (AGS) / American Pharmacist Association (APpA) / American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) / National Lipid Association (NLA) / Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)
National Institute of Health (NIH) Covid-19 Treatment Guidelines
(The NIH updates this guideline continually, as it obtains new information about managing Covid-19). The guideline is approved in its most current format.
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
American Diabetes Association
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures
Heart risk calculator
American College of Cardiology Foundation
2020 International Society of Hypertension
National Kidney Foundation
Oxygen Therapy (added July 2021)
American Thoracic Society
A compilation of pediatric guidelines in an eBook resulting from a joint effort by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines
Sickle cell anemia
American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Management of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Valvular heart disease
American College of Cardiology/American Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines
Well-woman routine care
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Humana periodically monitors compliance with nationally recognized clinical practice guidelines.
*Humana publishes medical guidelines from a number of well-respected national sources. These guidelines may have some differences in recommendations. Information contained in the guidelines is not a substitute for a physician’s or other healthcare professional's clinical judgment and is not always applicable to an individual. Therefore, the physician or healthcare professional and patient should work in partnership in the decision-making process regarding the patient's treatment. Furthermore, using this information will not guarantee a specific outcome for each patient. None of the information in the guidelines is intended to interfere with or prohibit clinical decisions made by a treating physician or other healthcare professional regarding medically available treatment options for patients.
Publication of these guidelines is not a promise or guarantee of coverage. Individuals should review their coverage to determine benefits.
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