Clinical Practice Guidelines Updated February 21, 2020 Samaritan Health Plans (SHP) develops and adopts evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). The CPGs are meant to assist providers in making decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. They are also intended to improve the quality and consistency of care provided to members. Each SHP CPG is developed by a physician champion and approved by our Quality Management Council (QMC). To review all CPGs, please visit Care Management. There you can access Clinical Guidelines to find a variety of medical guidelines as well as behavioral health and dental health guidelines. The QMC recently approved several updated CPGs. Please review all the CPG’s, as well as the Behavioral Health and Dental Health Guidelines.