Behavioral Health

Beacon Health Options (formerly ValueOptions) manages behavioral health services for members served by Emblem Behavioral Health Services Program (for plans underwritten by GHI HMO, HIP and HIPIC or administered by VHMS) and Behavioral Management Program (for plans underwritten by GHI).

Please refer to the Beacon Health Options Treatment Guidelines.

Topic Clinical Practice Guidelines
Date Last Reviewed
Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder APA Treating Patients With Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Quick Reference Guide (Primary)

APA Treatment of Patients With Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Guideline Watch (Secondary)
05/18/2016
Assessing and Treating Suicidal Behaviors APA Assessing and Treating Suicidal Behaviors Quick Reference Guide 05/18/2016
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder for Children  & Adolescents AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Primary)

AAP Clinical Practice Pathways for Evaluation and Medication Choice for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Secondary)
05/18/2016
Autism Spectrum Disorders AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Primary)

AAP Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Secondary)

AAP Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Secondary)
09/14/2016
Bipolar Disorder APA Treating Bipolar Disorder Quick Reference Guide (Primary)

APA Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder, 2nd Edition Guideline Watch (Secondary)
05/18/2016
Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders 09/14/2016
Co-Occurring Disorders SAMHSA Tip 42 Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders 09/14/2016
Eating Disorders APA Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders (Primary)

APA Treatment of Patients With Eating Disorders, 3rd Edition Guideline Watch (Secondary)
12/14/2016
Employee Assistance Programs Employee Assistance Professionals Association Standards and Professional Guidelines for Employee Assistance Programs 03/18/2013
Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Adolescents AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders 09/14/2016
Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Adults The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry—Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Anxiety Disorders (Primary)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)—Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder in Adults (Secondary)

NICE Step 2: Diagnosed Generalized Anxiety Disorder That Has Not Improved After Step 1 Interventions (Secondary)

NICE Step 3: Generalized Anxiety Disorder With Marked Functional Impairment or That Has Not Improved After Step 2 Interventions (Secondary)
09/14/2016
Major Depression APA Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder 05/18/2016
Methadone Safety 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 12/14/2016
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder APA Treatment of Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Primary)

APA Treatment of Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Guideline Watch (Secondary)
09/14/2016
Opioid-Related Disorders SAMHSA Tip 43 Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (Primary)

ASAM Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use (Secondary)

ASAM Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use Synopsis (Secondary)
09/14/2016
Schizophrenia APA Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia (Primary)

APA Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia Quick Reference Guide (Secondary)

APA Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia Guideline Watch (Secondary)
05/18/2016
Schizophrenia in Youth AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia 12/14/2016
Suboxone Treatment SAMHSA TIP 40 Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction 09/14/2016
Treating Panic Disorders APA Treatment of Patients With Panic Disorder (Primary)

APA Treating Panic Disorders Quick Reference Guide (Secondary)

NICE Panic Disorder Overview (Secondary)
05/18/2016
Treating Substance Use Disorders VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Substance Use Disorders (Primary)

APA Treating Substance Use Disorders Quick Reference Guide (Secondary)

APA Treatment of Patients With Substance Use Disorders, 2nd Edition Guideline Watch (Secondary)

SAMHSA Tip 29 Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities (Secondary)

SAMHSA Tip 35 Enhancing Motivation For Change In Substance Abuse Treatment (Secondary)

SAMHSA Tip 49 Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice (Secondary)

SAMHSA Tip 54 Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders (Secondary)

SAMHSA Tip 42 Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (Secondary)

SAMHSA Tip 40 Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction (Secondary)

SAMHSA Tip 51 Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women (Secondary)
05/18/2016
Treating Substance Use Disorders – Children and Adolescents AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders 12/14/2016
Telemental Health ATA Practice Guideline for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health (Primary)

ATA Additional Considerations for Clinical Excellence in Telemental Health (Secondary)

ATA Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services (Secondary)
09/14/2016
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)

APA Summary - Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia  (Secondary)
12/14/2016

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