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Seven CAFP-Supported Bills Await Governor's Action

Seven CAFP-supported bills have reached the Governor’s desk. If you want to support any of these bills, please help push them over the finish line by asking the Governor to sign: • AB 732 (Bonta) – requires jails and prisons to offer inmates who are possibly pregnant or capable of becoming pregnant a pregnancy test, or medical treatment […]

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Register for AAFP's State Legislative Conference

As a result of COVID-19, this year’s AAFP State Legislative Conference will be held in four virtual sessions spread out over four months. Learn about issues influencing health care and connect with health policy experts, family physicians, chapter leaders, and AAFP staff. Please click on the title of each session to register for the events, […]

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Bill to Allow Nurse Practitioner’s to Practice Medicine Independently Heads to Governor

The Legislature passed AB 890 (Wood), allowing Nurse Practitioners to practice medicine without physician supervision. The bill now goes to the Governor to decide by the end of the month whether or not he will sign or veto. Your CAFP advocacy team has done a wonderful job and our members have responded by calling legislators, […]

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Blue Shield Announces Five Percent Pay Bump

In an August 2020 notice to providers, Blue Shield announced it would be temporarily increasing payment rates for certain E/M codes to help reduce the negative impacts of COVID-19. The increased pay rates are equal to a flat five percent fee schedule increase for providers on the Blue Shield standard fee schedule, effective for services […]

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Covered California Opens New Paths to Coverage for Wildfire Victims and Those Who Lose Their Job or Income During the Pandemic and Recession

In an effort to help Californians who have been impacted by the wildfires burning across the state, and to build on the help provided to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing recession, Covered California announced the establishment of new paths to coverage during the current special-enrollment period. Consumers who are victims of […]

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San Diego Family Physician Leads California Organizations

David Bazzo, MD of San Diego Named Interim Chair, UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, and as President, California Academy of Family Physicians David Bazzo, MD, a family physician who practices in San Diego, recently began his tenure as president of the 11,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). Bazzo has […]

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Jasmeet Bains joins the Ca. Women Lead Board

CAFP's very own Jasmeet Kaur Bains, M.D. has been named to CA Women Lead Board of Directors. Dr. Bains additionally serves as the Medical Director of Bakersfield Recovery Services overseeing substance abuse, addiction, and mental health rehabilitation for her community including pregnant women, which helps address the increasing maternal, and neonatal mortality rate in her community. […]

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Congratulations to 2020 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Recipients

CAFP is proud to announce 6 resident members have been selected to receive the 2020 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. The recipients include: Anna Askari, M.D. Adam Bortner, M.D. Emmeline Ha, M.D. Heather Lee, M.D. Michelle Lough, M.D. Andrea Silva, M.D. The honor is awarded to residents whose performance during residency training […]

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Limited-time member PPE purchase opportunity starts today

Register by Aug. 31 to purchase until Sept. 3 CAFP is pleased to announce that through a collaboration with the AAFP and Project N95, a nonprofit organization working to get critical equipment to frontline workers, our members have a special opportunity to purchase the following PPE at bulk pricing* and in small quantities: N95 respirators, […]

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