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Clinical Practice Guidelines

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia (DC) has adopted clinical practice guidelines for use in guiding the treatment of plan members, with the goal of reducing unnecessary variations in care. The following clinical practice guidelines represent current professional standards, supported by scientific evidence and research. These guidelines are intended to inform, not replace, a physician's clinical judgment. The physician remains responsible for determining applicable treatment for each individual.

Recommendations for HIV prevention with adults and adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014
Behavioral Health
  • Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC guideline: Diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for children and adolescents (2017) (PDF)
  • Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC guideline: Treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for children and adolescents (2017) (PDF)
  • VA/DoD. Management of bipolar disorder in adults (2010) (PDF)
  • Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC guideline: Primary care diagnosis and management of adult depression (2018) (PDF)
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America. General anxiety disorder (2015) (PDF)
  • VA/DoD. Clinical Practice Guideline for management of post-traumatic stress (2010)
  • American Psychiatric Association. Treating schizophrenia: A quick reference guide (2004)
  • American Psychiatric Association. Practice Guidelines for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia (2010)
Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America. General anxiety disorder (2015)