Behavioral Health

Beacon Health Options (formerly ValueOptions) manages behavioral health services for EmblemHealth members. Below is a list of the most current Clinical Practice Guidelines. Visit the Beacon Health Options website for a complete list.

Topic Clinical Practice Guidelines Date Last Reviewed
Anxiety Disorders AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders 08/16/2017
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry—Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Anxiety Disorders
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of
Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder
05/17/2017
AAP Clinical Practice Pathways for Evaluation and Medication
Choice for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorders
AAP Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Autism Spectrum Disorders AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder 08/16/2017
AAP Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
AAP Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bipolar Disorder VA/DoD Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults 05/18/2016
AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder
The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Collaborative Update of CANMAT Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Bipolar Disorder
NICE – Bipolar Disorder: Assessment and Management Clinical Guideline
Depressive Disorders AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders 08/16/2017
APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder
ICSI Major Depression in Adults in Primary Care Guideline
Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA Tip 42 Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders 08/16/2016
Eating Disorders AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders 08/16/2017
APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders
APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Eating Disorders, 3rd Edition Guideline Watch
Employee Assistance Programs Employee Assistance Professionals Association Standards and Professional Guidelines for Employee Assistance Programs 08/16/2017
Schizophrenia APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia 05/18/2016
APA Treating Schizophrenia Quick Reference Guide
APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia Guideline Watch
AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia
Panic Disorders APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Panic Disorder 08/16/2017
APA Treating Panic Disorders Quick Reference Guide
NICE Panic Disorder Overview
Supplement: Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scales (C-SSRS)
Substance Use Disorders VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Substance Use Disorders 05/18/2016
AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
Facing Addiction in America—The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
SAMHSA Tip 43 Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs
ASAM Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use
ASAM Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use Synopsis
SAMHSA TIP 40 Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
Methadone Safety: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American Pain Society and College on Problems of Drug
Dependence, in Collaboration With the Heart Rhythm Society
  Telemental Health ATA Practice Guideline for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health (Primary) 09/14/2016
ATA Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services (Secondary)
Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia APA Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia (Primary) 12/14/2016
APA Summary - Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia  (Secondary)

*Clinical Practice Guidelines are reviewed and/or updated at a minimum of every two years.