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Clinical Practice Guidelines

 

Blue Cross of Idaho has adopted clinical practice guidelines relevant to the provision of acute and chronic behavioral health services to members. By considering only published guidelines from recognized sources, Blue Cross of Idaho supports guidelines that are written and revised with appropriate peer review, based on scientific evidence, professional standards and expert opinion, and are known to be effective in improving health outcomes. These guidelines are endorsed on an annual basis by the Blue Cross of Idaho Behavioral Health Advisory Panel. The following guidelines are currently approved for use:

Diagnosis/Procedure Recommended Guideline(s)
Adults:  
Bipolar Disorder American Psychiatric Association
Borderline Personality Disorder American Psychiatric Association
Alzheimer's Disease
and Other Dementias of Late Life
American Psychiatric Association
Eating Disorders American Psychiatric Association
Major Depressive Disorder American Psychiatric Association
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder American Psychiatric Association
Panic Disorder American Psychiatric Association
PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) American Psychiatric Association
Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults American Psychiatric Association
Schizophrenia American Psychiatric Association
Substance Abuse Disorder American Psychiatric Association
Suicidal Behaviors American Psychiatric Association
Children/Adolescents:  
ADHD American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Anxiety Disorders American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Autism/Other Development Disorders American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bipolar Disorder American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Conduct Disorder American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Depressive Disorders American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Reactive Attachment Disorder American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Substance Use Disorders American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Suicidal Behaviors American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry