Medical Guidelines and Tools

COPIC posts on its website those guidelines and tools in which it participated in an integral creation and development role. COPIC feels that all physicians should be aware of and review available guidelines and tools and determine if their use would enhance their practice of medicine. The establishment of guidelines should in no way compromise medical decisions made by a physician when treating an individual patient and is not meant to establish or to be interpreted as practice standards.

Items are accessible only to COPIC-insured customers (unless noted) and a username and password is required to view and download them. ​

Public Resources

These organizations provide health care guidelines, reference materials and information to physicians and the general public.
HealthTeamWorks - a non-profit, multi-stakeholder collaboration working to redesign health care delivery and promote integrated communities of care.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.
National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) - created by AHRQ in partnership with American Medical Association and American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)).

Physician/Medical Practice Tools

Breast cancer risk assessment tool available from the National Cancer Institute.
FDA-Approved Rapid HIV Antibody Screening Tests available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FDA-Approved Rapid HIV Antibody Screening Tests in Español available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Immunization Resources available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV Resources available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Sample Notice about Nebraska Excess Liability Fund for providers to post in their office to inform patients about the Fund.

Opioid Resources

Policy for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids adopted by Colorado’s “quad boards” of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.
Chronic Pain Management Tool Kit available from the Colorado School of Public Health.
Preventing Rx Drug Abuse online course for providers and prescribers; developed by Colorado School of Public Health.