Updates to Clinical Practice Guidelines

December 31, 2020

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) updated the following Clinical Practice Guidelines:

  • Asthma – Management and Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Disease Guideline
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – Diagnosis, Management and Prevention
  • Metabolic Syndrome Guideline
  • Tobacco Cessation Guideline
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) – Recommendations on First and Second Line Antiretroviral Regimens

Why it matters:

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are adopted by BCBSTX and are the foundation for Condition Management Programs. These guidelines are:

  • Based on established evidence-based standards of care, publicized by specialty societies and national clinical organizations
  • Updated at least every two years and when new significant findings or major advancements in evidence-based practices and standards of care are established
  • Current, reviewed and approved by the BCBSTX Clinical Quality Improvement Committee

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