2019 Best Practice Guidelines

Optum has adopted Best Practice Guidelines developed by nationally recognized organizations. Optum annually reviews its clinical criteria, and updates the clinical criteria when appropriate.

The following Best Practice Guidelines were approved for use by the Utilization Management Committee (formerly the Behavioral Policy & Analytics Committee and the 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; March 14, 2017; February 9, 2018 and February 12, 2019.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameters

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Practice Guidelines

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