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Behavioral Health Clinical Practice & Preventive Health Guidelines

Preventive health and clinical practice guidelines are based on the health needs and opportunities for improvement identified as part of the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Whenever possible, Nebraska Total Care adopts preventive and clinical practice guidelines that are published by nationally recognized organizations or government institutions as well as state-wide collaborative and/or a consensus of healthcare professionals in the applicable field.

Updated: 05/15/2022

Heritage Health - Nebraska Total Care 

Behavioral Health Condition/Disease

Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents (March 2019) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder And Panic Disorder In Adults: Management (July 2019) - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder (2017) (Update in progress) - United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD)

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide (2019) - Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (VA/DoD)