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starting a new practice

Starting a new family medicine practice often requires more than just clinical expertise; it also requires considerable business acumen. The resources in this section include descriptions of best practices, checklists, forms and more. CAFP supports family physicians in their work to attain full financial vitality in their practices and their Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

Coding + billing resources

Helping family physicians receive fair payment for the services they provide is a CAFP goal. Ensure you and your staff know all the ins and outs of new, edited and deleted CPT codes you get paid fully and fairly for the care you provide.

Disaster Relief/Preparedness

The AAFP collects numerous resources to help members to prepare their practice and their community in case of disaster or pandemic.



Members who wish to explore volunteer opportunities are encouraged to visit the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers site.

forms center

This page includes downloadable word documents that physician practices may use.


Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive related to legal, practice management, finances, and privileging issues. Answers to questions frequently asked of the California Academy of Family Physicians are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to substitute for qualified legal advice. For more information about your specific situation, contact a qualified health care attorney.

consultant list

This list is meant to be a starting point in your search for personal assistance for a practice or legal matter and is not meant to be an endorsement of any one individual or firm. Professionals should be interviewed and evaluated based on their ability to address your particular needs.

Employment Contract Review Service

Family physicians commonly begin life in practice as employees. To protect yourself, you should seriously consider having your contract reviewed by a knowledgeable attorney familiar with health care law and medical practice issues. Interested? Email Conrad Amenta.

discounts on vaccine

Together, CAFP and Atlantic Health Partners will help members save money on vaccine purchases. Atlantic - a group purchasing program for physicians - is working directly with Sanofi Pasteur and Merck to obtain the most favorable pricing and purchasing terms for a wide variety of pediatric, adolescent, adult, flu and travel vaccines. Interested CAFP members can sign up to participate for FREE!   For more information and a free membership, please contact Jeff Winokur at Atlantic, 800-741-2044. He will answer all of your questions and sign you up for the program.