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
Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 11/15/2017
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
Assessment of Suicide Risk APA Practice Guideline for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults 11/15/2017
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 AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder 11/15/2017
VA/DoD Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults
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 08/16/2017
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 11/15/2017
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
Screening Instruments US Preventive Services Task Force Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents 11/15/2017
Supplement: Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scales (C-SSRS)
Substance Use Disorders AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders 08/16/2017
VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Substance Use Disorders 11/15/2017
Facing Addiction in America—The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
SAMHSA Tip 42 Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
ASAM Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use 09/14/2016
ASAM Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use Synopsis
  Telemental Health ATA Practice Guideline for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health 11/15/2017
ATA Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services
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 11/15/2017
APA Summary - Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia

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