2017 Best Practice Guidelines

Optum and Optum Behavioral Solutions of California have adopted Best Practice Guidelines, which were developed by nationally recognized organizations.

These guidelines were approved for use by the Behavioral Policy & Analytics Committee (formerly Clinical Policy & Operations Committee) on March 29, 2005, and were readopted on March 27, 2006; March 26, 2007; March 24, 2008; March 23, 2009; March 22 2010; March 28, 2011; March 26, 2012, March 19, 2013; January 21, 2014; January 20, 2015 and March 14, 2017 (by the Utilization Management Committee).

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameters

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines

Per the guideline developers, certain guidelines are no longer considered current, or are in the process of being updated.