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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) Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years and Older — United States, 2014

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6305a7.htm

Asthma care

Global Initiative for Asthma Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention (updated December 2014)

http://www.ginasthma.org/documents/1

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, MD, FAHA, FACC; Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACC; Robert O. Bonow, MD, FAHA, FACC; Lynne T. Braun, PhD, ANP, FAHA; Mark A. Creager, MD, FAHA, FACC; Barry A. Franklin, PhD, FAHA; Raymond J. Gibbons, MD, FAHA, FACC; Scott M. Grundy, MD, PhD, FAHA; Loren F. Hiratzka, MD, FAHA, FACC; Daniel W. Jones, MD, FAHA; Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACC; Margo Minissian, ACNP, AACC, FAHA; Lori Mosca, MD, PhD, MPH, FAHA; Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC; Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS, FAHA; John Spertus, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC; James H. Stein, MD, FAHA, FACC; Kathryn A. Taubert, PhD, 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 (2014)

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

Cholesterol treatment

2013 ACC/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 2014

http://www.goldcopd.org

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

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

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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

https://www.kidney.org/professionals/guidelines/guidelines_commentaries

Medical records documentation guidelines

Humana has adopted guidelines based on federal and state medical record documentation requirements.

http://apps.humana.com/marketing/documents.asp?file=1885858

Obesity screening in adults

Screening for Obesity in Adults; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) – November 2003

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

Obesity screening in children

Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) January 2010

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

Preventive care

USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) recommendations

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstopics.htm#A-Z

Valvular heart disease

AHA/ACC Guideline: 2014 AHA (American Heart Association)/ACC (American College of Cardiology) 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

Additional preventive care guidelines from specialty organizations

Atrial fibrillation guidelines

2011 ACCF (American College of Cardiology Foundation)/AHA (American Heart Association)/HRS (Heart Rhythm Society) Focused Update on the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (Updating the 2006 Guideline)

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/123/1/104.full

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

Clinical toolkit – atrial fibrillation

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

http://www.cardiosource.org/Science-And-Quality/Clinical-Tools/Atrial-Fibrillation-Toolkit.aspx

Colorectal cancer screening guidelines

American Cancer Society guidelines for colorectal cancer early detection

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

Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke

ACC (American College of Cardiology)/AHA (American Heart Association) Prevention Guideline: 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.