April 6, 2020
Executive Order Changes Licensing, Scope Rules

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a wide-ranging executive order this week, giving the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) the authority to temporarily loosen restrictions on staff-to-patient ratios at medical facilities and scope of practice rules for nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA). The Director of DCA, Kimberly Kirchmeyer, said the state would give hospitals […]

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April 6, 2020
New COVID-19 Initiative Seeks to Expand Workforce

The Governor announced a new website this week, https://covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/, to encourage clinicians not currently in the workforce to help the State address an anticipated COVID-19 surge. Those who register will be paid and given malpractice insurance coverage. Locations will vary, but the State will try to match your geographical preferences. The state is specifically looking […]

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April 5, 2020
Rescheduled Community Conversations, April 9th at 6:00pm

Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Telehealth Five CAFP members representing diverse practices in California. We are all craving time to connect … with friends, family, colleagues and others. To help close this gap among family physicians, we are launching the CAFP Community Conversation, a virtual time to connect with colleagues. Join us via Facebook Live, […]

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April 3, 2020
Resources for Financially Struggling Practices

Several State and Federal resources are available to help small and medium sized practices (less than 500 employees) cope with the negative financial effect of the COVID pandemic. Paycheck Protection Program Under the Paycheck Protection Program: • Awardees can receive up to $10 million on a first-come-first-served basis. • Loan payments will be deferred for […]

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April 3, 2020
CAFP's Los Angeles Chapter Re-elects District IV Director

Congratulations to Art Ohannessian, MD, who was elected for a second term and will continue in his role as District IV Director on CAFP’s Board of Directors, beginning after the May 2020 Board meeting. Art is a full-time faculty member and Associate Program Director for the UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to his […]

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April 3, 2020
CAFP Welcomes New District X Director

Congratulations to Ava Asher, MD, who will step in to the role of District X Director on CAFP’s Board of Directors after the May 2020 Board meeting. Ava has been elected to the position which will be vacated when current Director, Dr. Nate Hitzeman, completes his term. Dr. Asher will represent the Butte-Glenn-Tehama, Lassen-Plumas-Modoc, Sacramento Valley, and Shasta-Trinity […]

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April 2, 2020
Urgent: Apply immediately for federal loans and grants through the Small Business Administration

While you have been focused on the health of your patients, CAFP would like to ensure you are also taking care of your practice’s fiscal health. Below is a description of three Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs available to eligible businesses with 500 employees or less. We strongly recommend that you reach out to […]

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April 1, 2020
Disaster Loan Assistance from US Small Business Administration

Disaster Loan Assistance - Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters COVID-19 ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN APPLICATION STREAMLINED PROCESS REQUIREMENTS SBA is collecting the requested information in order to make a loan under SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to the qualified entities listed in this application that are impacted by the Coronavirus […]

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March 31, 2020
COVID-19 Telehealth Update

Commercial Insurance On March 18th, the Department of Managed Health Care issued an All Plan Letter requiring HMOs to immediately begin reimbursing for telehealth services, including telephonic visits, at the same rate as those provided in-person. While the Department of Insurance has not yet required the same of PPO commercial insurance, Blue Shield and United […]

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