Clinical Guidelines

Even before the Institute of Medicine's (IOM), "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century," called for a more patient-centered and systems-oriented health care system, health plans had already embraced the use of evidence-based best practices in the delivery of health care services.

Following this focus on best practices, New York Health Plan Association's (HPA) member health plans have endorsed clinical guidelines for different conditions as a way of helping physicians and other providers ensure they are providing the most appropriate treatments and care to patients.

Guidelines endorsed by HPA member plans include:

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