June 3, 2020
COVID-19 Stress Management with ACEs Aware

All of us are experiencing some level of anxiety during this time of uncertainty.  Buffering you and your patients from this anxiety may help prevent a toxic stress response.  Resources for COVID-19 stress management: https://www.acesaware.org/heal/covid19/.  For the latest information on COVID-19 in California, visist:  COVID19.ca.gov, check with your local department of public health or go […]

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June 1, 2020
Ending Racism is Primary to Care

Statement from David Bazzo, MD, CAFP President Family physicians are on the frontlines of health care at the community level. We are committed to caring for individual people and are trained to see, hear, and feel the needs of the community through our patients. The horrifying murder of George Floyd in Minnesota is the latest […]

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June 1, 2020
AAFP Resources Assist Members with E/M Changes

Significant changes are coming to office evaluation and management coding (and payment) intended to reduce administrative burden and increase physicians' time with patients. AAFP is rolling out resources to help members prepare before changes take effect January 1, 2021. The new tools include a checklist for small, solo, and independent practices; a checklist to help […]

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June 1, 2020
Provider Relief Fund Deadline in June 3

So far, the federal government has set aside $100 billion to help the nation’s hospitals and health professionals. The first $50 billion of the Provider Relief Fund is allocated for general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19, based on eligible providers' net patient revenue. The remaining $50 billion is allocated to providers […]

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June 1, 2020
CAFP Welcomes New District VI Director

Congratulations to Robin Linscheid Janzen, MD, who has been elected to the role of District VI Director on CAFP’s Board of Directors. Robin assumes the position which was vacated when the previous Director, Dr. Raul Ayala, was installed as CAFP’s new Vice-Speaker.  Dr. Janzen will represent the Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, San Luis Obispo, […]

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June 1, 2020
AAFP's Week of Action Begins June 1st

Keep up the (virtual) fight for family medicine in Washington, D.C., with the AAFP! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've replaced our annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit with our first-ever remote "Week of Action," beginning Monday, June 1, to advocate for family medicine in Congress. How family medicine responds to the COVID-19 pandemic will shape […]

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May 29, 2020
Care for Californians Initiative Gaining Momentum

After collaboration with CAFP and the California Medical Association, the Pacific Business Group on Health released a proposal called the Care for Californians Initiative, which would require health plans to immediately distribute emergency payments to primary care physicians with fee-for-service contracts, and require the State to convene payers, patient and providers to develop a new, value-based […]

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May 29, 2020
Senate Saves Song-Brown; Urge Asm to do the Same

This week, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee voted to replace the Governor’s proposed “trigger cuts” with “trigger solutions.” This means that if the federal government does not step in to provide funding to states struggling with budget deficits, instead of cutting important programs, the state would take steps to raise revenue to protect […]

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May 29, 2020
CAFP Message from the President (May 29, 2020)

Dr. David Bazzo, MD, CAFP President, provides a message on the recent Legislative Action by CAFP and calls members to contact their legislators.

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