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Clinical practice guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are resources* for Humana-contracted physicians and other Humana-contracted health care professionals. 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, 2016

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html (link opens in new window)

Asthma care

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

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/guidelines/current/asthma-guidelines (link opens in new window)

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, Emelia J. Benjamin, Robert O. Bonow, Lynne T. Braun, Mark A. Creager, Barry A. Franklin, Raymond J. Gibbons, Scott M. Grundy, Loren F. Hiratzka, Daniel W. Jones, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Margo Minissian, Lori Mosca, Eric D. Peterson, Ralph L. Sacco, John Spertus, James H. Stein, Kathryn A. Taubert

content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1147807 (link opens in new window)

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Childhood immunizations

Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years (2016)

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html (link opens in new window)

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 (link opens in new window)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

ACP (American College of Physicians) Updates Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Stable COPD (2012)

www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p204.html (link opens in new window)

Depression

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Guideline Clearinghouse (2012): Diagnosis and treatment of depression in adults

www.guideline.gov/summaries/summary/39432 (link opens in new window)

Diabetes

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

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/Supplement_1/S5.full (link opens in new window)

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, Mariell Jessup, Biykem Bozkurt, Javed Butler, Donald E. Casey, Mark H. Drazner, Gregg C. Fonarow, Stephen A. Geraci, Tamara Horwich, James L. Januzzi, Maryl R. Johnson, Edward K. Kasper, Wayne C. Levy, Frederick A. Masoudi, Patrick E. McBride, John J.V. McMurray, Judith E. Mitchell, Pamela N. Peterson, Barbara Riegel, Flora Sam, Lynne W. Stevenson, W. H. Wilson Tang, Emily J. Tsai, Bruce L. Wilkoff

http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1695826 (link opens in new window)

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Heart Risk Calculator

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk

www.cvriskcalculator.com (link opens in new window)

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 (link opens in new window)

Kidney disease

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

www.kidney.org/professionals/kdoqi/guidelines_commentaries.cfm (link opens in new window)

Obesity screening in adults

Screening for Obesity in Adults; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) – June 2012

www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/3rduspstf/obesity/obesrr.htm (link opens in new window)

Obesity screening in children

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

www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf10/childobes/chobesrs.htm (link opens in new window)

Preventive care

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

www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/guide/index.html (link opens in new window)

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 (link opens in new window)

Well–woman routine care

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

www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Well-Woman-Recommendations (link opens in new window)

Additional preventive care guidelines from specialty organizations

Atrial fibrillation guidelines

2014 AHA/ACC/HRS (American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/04/10/CIR.0000000000000041.full.pdf (link opens in new window)

Clinical toolkit – atrial fibrillation

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

www.acc.org/tools-and-practice-support/clinical-toolkits/atrial-fibrillation-afib (link opens in new window)

Cancer screening guidelines (all types)

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer

www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/american-cancer-society-guidelines-for-the-early-detection-of-cancer (link opens in new window)

Colorectal cancer screening guidelines

American Cancer Society guidelines for colorectal cancer early detection, updated 2014

www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-screening-tests-used (link opens in new window)

Obstetrics routine care

American Family Physician (2014): Update on Prenatal Care

www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p199.html (link opens in new window)

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 (link opens in new window)

Smoking cessation

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

www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/update/index.html (link opens in new window)

Humana periodically monitors compliance with nationally recognized clinical practice guidelines.