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Clinical Practice Guidelines 

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan supports the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) evidence-based guidelines for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) diagnosis, management and prevention.

GOLD works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of COPD and improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world. These guidelines are available at www.goldcopd.org.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan follows the MAHP Bariatric Surgery Guidelines. Click here (PDF 17.73 KB) for the guidelines.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan supports the mission of the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) which is to establish and implement a core set of clinical practice guidelines and performance measures.

MQIC is a diverse collaborative involving physicians, health plan administrators, researchers, quality improvement experts and specialty societies. This consortium recognizes the need to collaborate with other entities and experts to successfully achieve their vision. 

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines for the topics below are available at www.mqic.com. If your office would like a hard copy of the MQIC guidelines, please contact your Provider Relations Advocate.


Advance Care Planning
Advance Care Planning Guideline

Asthma
General Principles for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma Guideline
Management of Asthma in Children 0-4 Years Guideline
Management of Asthma in Children 5-11 Years Guideline
Management of Asthma in Youth 12 Years and Older and Adults Guideline

Back Pain
Management of Acute Low Back Pain Guideline

Bronchitis
Management of Uncomplicated Acute Bronchitis in Adults Guideline

Depression
Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of Adults with Depression Guideline

Diabetes
Management of Diabetes Guideline

Heart Failure
Adults with Systolic Heart Failure Guideline

Hyperchol-Esterolemia
Screening and Management of Hypercholesterolemia Guideline

Hypertension
Medical Management of Adults with Hypertension Guideline

Kidney Disease
Diagnosis and Management of Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline

Office-Based Surgery
In Office Use of Sedation

Osteoarthritis
Medical Management of Adults with Osteoarthritis Guideline

Osteoporosis
Management and Prevention of Osteoporosis Guideline

Overweight and Obesity
Prevention and Identification of Childhood Overweight and Obesity Guideline
Treatment of Childhood Overweight and Obesity Guideline
Management of Overweight and Obesity in the Adult Guideline

Pharyngitis
Acute Pharyngitis in Children 2 - 18 Years Old Guideline

Pregnancy
Routine Prenatal and Postnatal Care Guideline

Pregnancy Prevention
Prevention of Pregnancy in Adolescents 12-17 Years Guideline
Prevention of Unintended Pregnancy in Adults 18 Years and Older Guideline

Preventive Services
Routine Preventive Services for Infants and Children (Birth - 24 Months) Guideline
Routine Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents (Ages 2 - 21) Guideline
Adult Preventive Services Guideline (18-49)
Adult Preventive Services Guideline (50-65+)

Substance Use
Screening, Diagnosis, and Referral for Substance Use Disorders Guideline

Tobacco Control
Tobacco Control Guideline

Venous Thrombosis
Outpatient Management of Uncomplicated Deep Venous Thrombosis Guideline

Additional Links
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan supports the additional guidelines listed below.
Please visit the following links for more information.

Lead Guideline
www.michigan.gov

Guideline for the Treatment of Children 6-12 Years Old with ADHD
www.ubhonline.com

Pain Management Guideline
www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch_MI_guidelines_91795_7.pdf (PDF 38.08 KB)

Pediatric and Adolescent Immunization Schedule
www.cdc.gov (0-6 years old)
www.cdc.gov (7-18 years old)

Adult Immunization Schedule
www.cdc.gov

EPSDT Toolkit
ihcs.msu.edu

AIM Toolkit (Alliance for Immunization in Michigan)
www.aimtoolkit.org


Clinical Practice Guidelines

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has compiled a list of evidence-based clinical guidelines, and the websites where they can be found, for our quality and health management programs.

We respect the expertise of the physicians and other health care professionals in our network and appreciate your help as we work together to offer our members better quality, better health outcomes and better cost.

If you have questions, please contact your Physician Advocate or call the number on the back of the member’s ID card.

View the Clinical Practice Guidelines (PDF 149.18 KB).