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Clinical practice guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are resources* for Humana-contracted physicians. Humana has adopted the following guidelines.

Adult immunizations – recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years and older

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html

Asthma care

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (2007)

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/guidelines/current/asthma-guidelines

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

AHA (American Heart Association)/ACCF (American College of Cardiology Foundation) — Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2011 Update; Sidney C. Smith, M.D., FAHA, FACC; Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., ScM, FAHA, FACC; Robert O. Bonow, M.D., FAHA, FACC; Lynne T. Braun, Ph.D., ANP, FAHA; Mark A. Creager, M.D., FAHA, FACC; Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D., FAHA; Raymond J. Gibbons, M.D., FAHA, FACC; Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA; Loren F. Hiratzka, M.D., FAHA, FACC; Daniel W. Jones, M.D., FAHA; Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., ScM, FAHA, FACC; Margo Minissian, ACNP, AACC, FAHA; Lori Mosca, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, FAHA; Eric D. Peterson, M.D., MPH, FAHA, FACC; Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS, FAHA; John Spertus, M.D., MPH, FAHA, FACC; James H. Stein, M.D., FAHA, FACC; Kathryn A. Taubert, Ph.D., FAHA

http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1147807

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Childhood immunizations

Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years (2015)

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html

Cholesterol treatment

2013 ACC (American College of Cardiology)/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437738.63853.7a

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)'s Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), January 2015

http://www.goldcopd.org/Guidelines/guidelines-resources.html

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association (ADA), Executive Summary: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – January 2014

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/Supplement_1/S5.full

Heart failure

2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: Executive Summary; Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., MSc, FACC, FAHA; Mariell Jessup, M.D., FACC, FAHA; Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, FAHA; Javed Butler, MBBS, FACC, FAHA; Donald E. Casey, M.D., MPH, MBA, FACP, FAHA; Mark H. Drazner, M.D., MSc, FACC, FAHA; Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., FACC, FAHA; Stephen A. Geraci, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FCCP; Tamara Horwich, M.D., FACC; James L. Januzzi, M.D., FACC; Maryl R. Johnson, M.D., FACC, FAHA; Edward K. Kasper, M.D., FACC, FAHA; Wayne C. Levy, M.D., FACC; Frederick A. Masoudi, M.D., MSPH, FACC, FAHA; Patrick E. McBride, M.D., MPH, FACC; John J.V. McMurray, M.D., FACC; Judith E. Mitchell, M.D., FACC, FAHA; Pamela N. Peterson, M.D., MSPH, FACC, FAHA; Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAHA; Flora Sam, M.D., FACC, FAHA; Lynne W. Stevenson, M.D., FACC; W.H. Wilson Tang, M.D., FACC; Emily J. Tsai, M.D., FACC; Bruce L. Wilkoff, M.D., FACC, FHRS

http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1695826

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Heart risk calculator

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk

http://www.cvriskcalculator.com/

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Hypertension

2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1791497

Kidney disease

National Kidney Foundation Guidelines and Commentaries – Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for all stages of chronic kidney disease

http://www.kidney.org/professionals/kdoqi/guidelines_commentaries.cfm

Obesity screening in adults

Obesity in Adults: Screening and Management; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – June 2012

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/3rduspstf/obesity/obesrr.htm

Obesity screening in children

Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – January 2010

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf10/childobes/chobesrs.htm

Preventive care

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2014: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/guide/cpsguide.pdf

Valvular heart disease

2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: Executive Summary; A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/129/23/2440.full

Well–woman routine care

ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Well–Woman Recommendations

http://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Well-Woman-Recommendations

Additional preventive care guidelines from specialty organizations

Atrial fibrillation – clinical toolkit

The Cardiosource® site produced by the American College of Cardiology Foundation

http://www.acc.org/tools-and-practice-support/clinical-toolkits/atrial-fibrillation-afib

Atrial fibrillation guidelines

2014 AHA/ACC/HRS (Heart Rhythm Society) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/04/10/CIR.0000000000000041.full.pdf

Cancer screening guidelines (all types)

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/american-cancer-society-guidelines-for-the-early-detection-of-cancer

Colorectal cancer screening guidelines

American Cancer Society guidelines for colorectal cancer early detection; updated in 2014

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations

Obstetrics routine care

Akkerman, D.; Cleland, L.; Croft, G.; Eskuchen, K.; Heim, C.; Levine, A.; Setterlund, L.; Stark, C.; Vickers, J.; Westby, E.w Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Routine Prenatal Care. Updated July 2012.

https://www.icsi.org/_asset/13n9y4/Prenatal.pdf

Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk – A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/129/25_suppl_2/S49.short?rss=1&ssource=mfr

Smoking cessation

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update — Clinical Practice Guideline

http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/update/index.html

Humana periodically monitors compliance with nationally recognized clinical practice guidelines.