Clinical Practice Guidelines

Evidence Based/Clinical Practice Guidelines

Disease Process



National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma; Summary Report (2007)


National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Breast 4/2017, Prostate 2/2017; Colon 3/2017; Rectal 3/2017.

American Cancer Society, Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer (7/2017).

Cardiovascular Disease

AHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients with Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease. Circulation. November 2011.

2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atheroscleratic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults:  A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.  Circulation.  November 2013.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD); Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, 2017.

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. Circulation. April 2017.



Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – American Diabetes Association, January 2018

HIV – Adult

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-infected Adults and Adolescents, July 2016


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)

Preventive Health

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2014)


Clinical health guidelines are referenced or provided by Freedom Health for informational purposes only. Clinical health guidelines do not constitute legal or medical advice. Treating physicians or other health care professionals are solely responsible for diagnoses, treatment, and medical advice in accordance with their own professional judgment. Treating physicians or other health care professionals have the responsibility to submit claims or invoices for payment only for treatments that are appropriate and medically necessary. Coverage decisions are subject to all terms and conditions of the applicable benefit plan, and clinical guidelines do not constitute plan authorization, a guarantee of coverage, or an explanation of benefits. Patients should discuss the information in the clinical guidelines with their treating health care professionals.

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Last Updated: 07/02/2018