Clinical resources

Sharp Health Plan has gathered a library of clinical guidelines and health resources to make delivering quality care easier than ever.

Medical prior authorization guide for independent providers

Use this helpful guide to determine when prior authorization is required for a particular service.

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Behavioral health and chemical dependency prior authorization request guide and form

Use our helpful guide below to determine when prior authorization is needed for a specific behavior health and chemical dependency service.

If your service requires prior authorization, please fill out this form and fax it to 1-619-740-8111 to receive approval.

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Prior authorization quick guide for independent providers

Not sure if a member needs a referral, authorization, or notification prior to receiving care? Use this guide to quickly find out whether you need to fill out forms and how to submit them.

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Clinical practice guidelines

We’ve adopted a series of guidelines to help your team improve your patients' health.

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AAP Guidelines for Perinatal Care

Find out the American Academy of Pediatrics’ and American Congress of Obstetrician and Gynecologists’ most recent recommendations on quality care for pregnant women and their babies.

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USPSTF Preventive Services Recommendations

Get the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s independent advice for how often members should receive preventive care.

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Vaccine recommendations

See which vaccines the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends for members based on their age and other characteristics.

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Mental health services

Learn how to help members get access to the services they need for diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health conditions.

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Acupuncture and chiropractic services

Find out how members can access acupuncture or chiropractic services.

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Timely access to care standards

Get helpful reminders about how to comply with the timely access laws, which outline maximum wait times for telephone calls and appointment requests.

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Outpatient prescription drugs

Learn how to help members get covered outpatient prescription drugs from local, Sharp Health Plan-contracted pharmacies.

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