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May 27, 2020
CAFP Hiring for Vice President for Health Policy and Advocacy

Position Title: Vice President (VP) for Health Policy and Advocacy May 2020 Reporting to: CEO Status: Exempt Location: Sacramento Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills. The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) seeks a dynamic, self-directed and experienced senior-level professional to help develop and oversee policy and advocacy for the CAFP. This includes legislative and regulatory […]

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May 26, 2020
Show and Tell: The Art of Change - May 2020

I just got around to reading an article called “The Art of Social Change” sent to me by a friend earlier this Spring. My friend recommended the article to spur thinking about how we can motivate our patients and the public around change. The author of the article, Kwame Anthony Appiah, writes about the importance […]

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May 26, 2020
Silver Linings of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Grace Chen Yu, MD In 10 weeks, COVID has changed our world. Just as the post-911 world found us complying with airport shoe removal, liquid limits to 3oz or less, and drop-offs at the curb, our current pandemic has brought words like social distancing, PPE, and shelter in place into our everyday vocabularies. When […]

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May 19, 2020
Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes: Financial Concerns

Post by Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP Read the introduction Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes – Navigating change through a pandemic.  Read more about Handling Decreases in Patient Volume. Acute declines in revenue have meant practices, both in independent primary care and in employed models, have been seeking different sources of revenue. Many have applied for the various […]

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May 19, 2020
Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes: Handling Decreases in Patient Volume

Post by Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP Read the introduction Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes – Navigating change through a pandemic.  Read more about Financial Concerns. In addition to PPE and testing difficulties, family physicians are seeing declines in patient volumes and record patient cancellations that are completely unprecedented. Practices are seeing declines in patient volume ranging from […]

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May 19, 2020
Independent Primary Care in COVIDTimes – Navigating change through a pandemic

Post by Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP We are about nine weeks into this COVID-19 pandemic. In my role as regional medical director in Aledade, overseeing two ACOs in California comprised of 30 independent primary care practices in total, I have been struck by the myriad of complexities and change that has occurred in such a short […]

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May 19, 2020
As health costs balloon, primary care spending stays relatively flat

Although U.S. spending on health care nearly doubled between 2002 -2016, new research finds that spending on primary care stayed relatively stable during that period. The national health expenditure ballooned from $810 billion in 2002 to more than $1.6 trillion in 2016. Inpatient visits, prescriptions, and specialty care were the biggest drivers behind the increase […]

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May 16, 2020
View the Virtual Induction of 2020-2021 CAFP Officers

Watch CAFP's outgoing President Dr. Walter Mills and incoming President Dr. David Bazzo, along with special guest AAFP President Dr. Gary LeRoy as we conduct the virtual induction of the 2020-2021 officers. (Recorded on Saturday, May 16th)

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May 15, 2020
Governor’s May Budget Revision Proposes Potential Cuts to Primary Care

Absent federal aid, the Governor’s May revision proposes huge cuts to the Song-Brown primary care training program San Francisco – The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and our 11,000 members urge lawmakers to reject cuts to primary care at the time we need it most. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant flaws in our […]

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