Clinical Guidelines

If you would like a printed copy of a clinical guideline, please contact your Horizon NJ Health Professional Relations Representative at 1-800-682-9094.

Aspiration Pneumonia

Infectious Disease Society of America, Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Medscape, Aspiration Pneumonitis and Pneumonia


National Heart, Lung and Blood Insitute Guidelines, for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3), 2007.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pneumococcal Vaccination
Influenza Vaccination
Childhood Vaccination

Cognitive Impairment

American Academy of Neurology, Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Dementia"

Congestive Heart Failure

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, "2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure"

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

American Thoracic Society Statements and Resources

Decubiti/Pressure Ulcers

Annals of Internal Medicine, Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

Annals of Internal Medicine, Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians


The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults: Third Edition.


American Diabetes Association, "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - 2015"


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV," 2014

Horizon Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health, Horizon Behavioral Health Clinical Criteria


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), “2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

Lead Case Management

CDC Guidelines: Managing Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Young Children: Recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

New Jersey Physician Lead Advisory Committee

Obesity Pediatric and Adult

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Systematic Evidence Review from the Obesity Expert Panel," 2013

National Institute of Health “Standards of Medical Care for Adults

The Role of the pediatrician in Primary Prevention of Obesity

Perinatal Care

State of New Jersey Department of Health Perinatal Care

ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Clinical Guidelines


American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer

Seizure Management

American Epilepsy Society, Guidelines

Sickle Cell Disease

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Expert Panel Report, 2014"

Smoking Cessation

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence," 2008

Tikka Attach