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March 30, 2020
Resources for Solo And Small Practice Family Physicians

Resources for Solo And Small Practice Family Physicians Solo and small practice is a calling for many family physicians. We know many of you who have answered that call may be feeling the collateral effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Please know that AAFP and CAFP are here to help as best we can. Please find […]

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March 30, 2020
CA Launches California Health Corps

Find details here: https://covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/. From the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response: California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, we’re opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our […]

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March 30, 2020
Changes to CME Requirements and Member Dues

Find details from AAFP here: https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/membership-requirements-and-dues-relief.html. As you focus on serving your patients, and AAFP has canceled all live, in-person CME events through May 31, we want to make sure you have one less thing to worry about. Thus, we are making the following changes related to CME requirements and dues, effective immediately: AAFP members whose […]

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March 28, 2020
Updated COVID-19 Guidance on DHCS Website – March 27, 2020

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has published additional and/or updated guidance for providers, beneficiaries and the public related to COVID-19: Fee-For-Service Prior Authorization - Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities Fee-For-Service Pharmacy - Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities CMS Approves First Wave of CA 1135 Waivers for COVID-19 Provision of Care in Alternative Settings, Hospital Capacity, […]

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March 25, 2020
Learning to Enjoy Uncertainty

post by Dr. Jeremy Fish, MD Uncertainty. The unknown. The mysterious. It is impossible to contemplate these without experiencing some level of fear. Neuroscience has taught us humans will choose a bad situation over an uncertain one. People trapped in abusive relationships know this all too well. Abusive people and bullies use the fear of […]

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March 25, 2020
Use this #WeAreCaliforniaFamilyMedicine Facebook Frame

Users all over Facebook are updating their profile pictures to support the #FlattenTheCurve movement. To that end, CAFP has created our own Facebook Frame that we’d love for you to use during this crisis. To use our frame, click on this link, set the duration for the frame to display, and click “use as profile picture”. […]

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March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Info Resources for Family Physicians

As you adapt to confront COVID-19 in your practice and clinics, state and federal officials are attempting to adapt and waive various regulations and rules in light of the emergency. These changes include expanding access to care by easing HIPAA requirements (e.g., physicians can use any video platform to talk with their patients), eliminating Medicaid […]

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March 21, 2020
SAMHSA Releases Telehealth Guidance for Buprenorphone and Methadone

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released guidance clarifying rules around prescribing buprenorphine and methadone in opioid treatment programs and office-based opioid treatment settings. This new guidance permits DATA 2000 waivered prescribers to evaluate patients by telehealth (including telephone consultation) prior to the first prescription. Please see the SAMHSA website for additional […]

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March 20, 2020
Resource: Disaster Crash Cart - Best Practices for Medical Care in Evacuation Centers

A new website is available, Disaster Crash Cart, funded by the CAFP North Bay Chapter, is "intended to provide quick, easily accessible solutions to common problems for people who find themselves providing basic health care in an disaster shelter. Of course every disaster is different. In some situations there might be no need for health […]

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