January 9, 2023
CAFP issues RFA for third CA Residency Program Collaborative Grants up to $70,000!  

The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and CAFP Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of our next CA Residency Program Collaborative (CRPC) to support increased services to patients with substance use disorder (SUD). Funds up to $70,000 are available to up to 25 CA ACGME-accredited residency programs (even those previously receiving a CRPC […]

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January 9, 2023
Attend NCCL as a Constituency Leader for CAFP

Are you interested in attending the 2023 NCCL Conference (May 9-11 in Kansas City, MO) and serving as a constituency leader for CAFP? The National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) is the AAFP’s leadership development event that empowers a select group of change makers to catalyze positive change in family medicine. NCCL will inspire you […]

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January 5, 2023
The FDA Announced that Mifepristone Will Be Available in Retail Pharmacies

On January 4, 2023, the FDA announced that mifepristone will be available in  pharmacies that comply with certain requirements. While prescriber certification, patient agreement forms and a new pharmacy certification process remain barriers, the FDA's announcement is a great step in expanding equitable access to medication abortion pills. Through legislative and legal efforts, CAFP has long advocated […]

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January 4, 2023
DHCS Announces New Agreement with Five Health Plans

Last year, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched a competitive bidding process for its Medi-Cal insurance contracts, aiming to implement higher standards.  DHCS had originally awarded contracts to three health plans, but on December 30th, DHCS announced a new agreement with five commercial managed care plans (MCPs) - Blue Cross of California […]

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December 16, 2022
AAFP Demographic Data Survey

Each year, AAFP provides reports to chapters outlining demographic characteristics of members. CAFP uses these reports in various ways to develop programs, educational opportunities, leadership development and member engagement. CAFP is particularly interested in this report as our JEDI Task Force looks at membership data. Your individual information is not shared with CAFP, but the […]

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December 16, 2022
CME End of Year Reporting

What you need to know: The AAFP sent letters to members who are due for re-election on December 31, 2022, who still have not reported sufficient CME. The letters reminded members that they need to earn and report their CME by December 31 to maintain AAFP membership. If you received this letter, hours must be […]

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December 16, 2022
All Plan Letters for Guidance

All Plan Letters provide specific guidance and information to Medi-Cal managed care health plans and commercial health plans regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care. These All Plan Letters contain helpful information for family physicians on benefits health plans are required to cover as well as the requirements physicians must meet in order to […]

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December 16, 2022
Public Health Emergency Unwinding

DHCS COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Operational Unwinding Plan The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has updated the Medi-Cal COVID-19 PHE Operational Unwinding Plan. Since the initiation of the of the federal declaration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), DHCS has implemented over 100 programmatic flexibilities to help minimize the strain to the Medi-Cal […]

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December 16, 2022
New Laws Impacting Health Care in 2023

In 2022, the legislature passed hundreds of new laws that impact health care in California.  CAFP has compiled a summary of new laws of interest to family physicians and patients that will go into effect in 2023.  View the summaries of the new laws here.

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