Practice Guidelines

Preventive and clinical practice guidelines are based on the health needs and opportunities for improvement identified as part of the Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) program. Whenever possible, Louisiana Healthcare Connections adopts preventive and clinical practice guidelines that are published by nationally recognized organizations or government institutions as well as state-wide collaborative and/or a consensus of healthcare professionals in the applicable field.

Condition/Disease Guideline Source
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents American Academy of Pediatrics
Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child With Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder American Academy of Pediatrics
Treatment of the School-Aged Child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder American Academy of Pediatrics

Depression

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder. Third Edition. (Nov 2010)

 

American Psychiatric Association

Anxiety

Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with panic disorder. 2nd edition

 

American Psychiatric Association

Asthma

Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (Published July 2007)

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institute of Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

New Approaches for Monitoring Asthma Control, Expanded Recommendations for Children

 

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program; National Institutes of Health

Behavioral Health

DHH/LBHP Service Definitions Manual

 

DHH/LBHP Service Definitions Manual

 

Congestive Heart Failure

2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
(Circulation. 2013; 128: e240-e327.)

 

American Heart Association

HFSA 2010 Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guideline
(Journal of Cardiac Failure 2010; 16: e1-e194)

 

Heart Failure Society of America

Diabetes

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2011

 

American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations (Diabetes Care 2014, Volume 37, S1-S149)

 

American Diabetes Association

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2014

 

American Diabetes Association

Hypertension

Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and American Society of Hypertension

 

American Heart Association

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

 

American Heart Association

Obesity

USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

The Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults:  Evidence Report

 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Low Back Pain

Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society (2007)

 

American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society

Hemophilia

Guidelines for the Management of Hemophilia

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Hepatitis C

Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating
Hepatitis C

 

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)

HIV/AIDS

 

Primary Care Guidelines for the Management of Persons Infected With HIV: 2013 Update by the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

 

 

HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

 

Perinatal Substance Use Disorders

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders

 

American Psychiatric Association

Sickle Cell

The Management of Sickle Cell Disease

 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell

 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Kidney Disease

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation, Classification and Stratification

 

National Kidney Foundation

 Prenatal (Perinatal)

ACOG Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Seventh Edition (Available for purchase)

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Clinical Practice Guideline Reference

National Guideline Clearinghouse

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Adult Preventive Services

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

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Periodic Health Evaluation

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment. Value of the Periodic Health Evaluation

 

The Johns Hopkins University, Evidence-based Practice Center

Immunizations

Adult Immunization Schedules

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Personas Aged 0 through 18 Years

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Catch-up Immunization Schedule(Ages 4 months through 18 years)

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pediatric Preventive Services

Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

EPSDT – A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents

 

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

Lead

Recommendations for blood lead screening of Medicaid-eligible children aged 1-5 years: An updated approach to targeting a group at high risk (Aug 2009)

 

Centers for Disease Control; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid