Evidence-Based Guidelines

Arkansas Health Network (AHN) providers are committed to providing the highest quality of care to their patients. An important tool for improving the quality of care is to use evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines. These clinical practice guidelines are developed by professional societies of medical experts, using the best available scientific evidence. On this site, you will find EBM guidelines for the management of Hypertension and Type II Diabetes Mellitus in ambulatory care settings. These guidelines were reviewed and approved by AHN Physician-led committees, and subsequently adopted by the AHN Board.

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AHN Hypertension Guideline (September 2021)

AHN Generic Hypertension Drugs – Cost & Dosing (September 2021)

AHN Hypertension CPT II Coding Resource (September 2021)

Reference Document – 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association) (September 2021)


AHN Diabetes Guideline (September 2021)

AHN Diabetes Medication Cost Comparison (September 2021)

AHN Diabetes CPT II Coding Resource (Updated September 2021)

Reference Document – Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2021 (American Diabetes Association) 

Reference Document – Pharmacologic Approaches to Glycemic Management (September 2021)


Vaccines for Older Adults (September 2021)