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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Magellan develops or adopts clinical practice guidelines to assist providers in screening, assessing and treating common disorders. Prior to adopting each guideline, a multi-disciplinary panel—including board-certified psychiatrists and clinical staff—examines relevant scientific literature and seeks input from network providers as well as consumers and community agencies. Once implemented, Magellan reviews each guideline at least every two years for continued applicability and updates guidelines as necessary. We report guideline changes through our online newsletter, Provider Focus. We also encourage you to periodically return to this webpage for updates.

Magellan’s adopted guidelines are intended to augment, not replace, sound clinical judgment. We welcome your feedback and will consider all suggestions and recommendations in our next review. You may submit comments to your regional Magellan provider advisory group, medical director or to CPG@MagellanHealth.com.

Acute Stress Disorder & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Quick Reference Guide (2004); and the APA Guideline Watch: Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (2009).

ADHD

Magellan ADHD Clinical Practice Guideline (PDF)

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Practice Guideline for the Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

AAP’s companion document to the guideline, Clinical Report – Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Guideline Watch (November 2005): Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition

Depression

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depression, Third Edition

For PCPs: Treating Depression in the Primary Care Setting (PDF)

Eating Disorders

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, Third Edition (2006) and Guideline Watch (August 2012)

Ideal Body Weight (IBW), Growth Charts, and Body Mass Index (BMI) (PDF)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Magellan Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder  (PDF)

Managing Suicidal Patients

Magellan Clinical Practice Guideline for Assessing and Managing the Suicidal Patient (PDF)

Tip Sheet— Keeping the Patient Safe (PDF)

Obesity

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Dietetic Association’s Position of the American Dietetic Association: Weight Management (2009).

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, First Edition (2007) and APA Guideline Watch (2013)

Panic Disorder

Magellan Introduction (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Panic Disorder, Second Edition (January 2009) and the companion Quick Reference Guide

Schizophrenia

Introduction to Magellan’s Adopted Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Schizophrenia opens in a new window (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia, Second Edition (2004), and Guideline Watch (2009)

Substance Use Disorders

Magellan Introduction  (PDF)

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders, Second Edition (May 2006)

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Treating Substance Use Disorders: A Quick Reference Guide (2006), and Guideline Watch (April 2007): Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Substance Use Disorders, 2nd Edition.

Tip Sheet -- Substance Use Disorders (PDF)

Audit Tools

You can find Magellan's clinical practice guideline audit tools in the National Provider Handbook Appendix A.