Clinical Guidelines

AHP-Endorsed MCMS Community Guidelines

The foundation of AHP’s clinical integration is built on the collaborative efforts of primary care and specialty care physicians committed to improving the quality and efficiency of patient care. These clinical guidelines, developed by the Quality Collaborative at Monroe County Medical Society, are intended to serve as a resource to AHP practitioners seeking current and best practices for common conditions such as back pain, asthma, and coronary artery disease.

AHP’s process for endorsing the community-wide guidelines includes a comprehensive review by a panel of AHP physician experts, followed by final review and formal endorsement by each of the physician advisory committees. As new guidelines are released, or existing guidelines are revised, they will be posted to this library.

Low Back Pain Acute (<4 wks) or Subacute (>4 wks < 3 mos)

MCMS: Approved September 2014. Next scheduled review by September 2016.

AHP: Reviewed by Paul T. Rubery, MD, Chair, URMC Department of Orthopaedics.

Committee Endorsements

  • PCP Advisory Committee, December 2015
  • Specialist Advisory Committee, February 2016
  • Quality Care Management Committee, February 2016

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Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease

MCMS: Approved January 2016. Next scheduled review by January 2018.

AHP: Reviewed by John D. Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D., URMC Department of Medicine, Cardiology and Jerry L. Miller, MD, Community Cardiologist.

Committee Endorsements

  • Specialist Advisory Committee, March 2016
  • Quality Care Management Committee, April 2016

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Heart Failure

MCMS: Approved December 2015. Next scheduled review by December 2017.

AHP: Reviewed by John D. Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D., URMC Department of Medicine, Cardiology and Jerry L. Miller, MD, Community Cardiologist.

Committee Endorsements

  • Specialist Advisory Committee, March 2016
  • Quality Care Management Committee, April 2016

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Lung Cancer Screening

MCMS: Approved March 2016. Next scheduled review by March 2018.

AHP: Reviewed by David W. Dougherty, MD, URMC Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and Patricia J. Sime, MD, Chief - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care.

Committee Endorsements

  • PCP Advisory Committee, June 2015
  • Specialist Advisory Committee, May 2016
  • Quality Care Management Committee, June 2016

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Identification and Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) for Adults

MCMS: Approved October 2015. Next scheduled review by October 2017.

AHP: Reviewed by George S. Nasra, MD, MBA, URMC Department of Psychiatry.

Committee Endorsements

  • PCP Advisory Committee, July 2016
  • Specialist Advisory Committee, July 2016
  • Quality Care Management Committee, September 2016

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Vitamin D Screening Recommendations

MCMS: Approved January 2016. Next scheduled review by January 2018.

AHP: Reviewed by David Stornelli, MD, Internal Medicine, Alexander Medical Group.

Committee Endorsements

  • Pending

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