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Clinical Practice Guidelines

SummaCare’s clinical practice and preventive health guidelines include recommendations, strategies and other information to assist physicians, healthcare practitioners and patients in making decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific conditions. The clinical practice guidelines come from evidence-based national sources. Recommendations in the guidelines are not a substitute for a physician or other healthcare provider’s clinical judgment and may not be applicable to each individual. Treatment decisions should be decided between physicians or other healthcare providers and the patient, do not guarantee outcome and are not to interfere with clinical decisions made by treating providers.

Links to other websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by SummaCare.

These Clinical Practice Guidelines in no way constitutes benefit coverage. Refer to individual plan document for benefit coverage.

Antibiotic Treatment - Adult

Antibiotic Treatment - Pediatric

Asthma Guidelines

ADHD Guidelines

Cholesterol Guidelines

Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines

COPD Guidelines

CVD Guidelines

Diabetes Guidelines

Depression Guidelines

Heart Failure Guidelines

Hypertension Guidelines

Pain Management Program Guidelines

Peripheral Artery Disease Executive Summary

Peripheral Artery Disease Guidelines

Progesterone Therapy Guidelines


Preventive care services can help detect illness or injury early – a key to successful treatment of any condition. SummaCare’s preventive health guidelines for age-appropriate screenings.

Preventive Health Guidelines


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