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CAFP Urges Cigna to Reduce Administrative Burdens

CAFP sent a letter to Cigna conveying concerns regarding the reimbursement policy change for evaluation and management (E/M) services billed with modifier -25 and minor procedure codes. The revised policy will require submission of medical records via fax or email for all claims billed with CPT codes 99212-99215 with modifier -25 and a minor procedure […]

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June 14th Webinar: Intro to Data Exchange and the Data Exchange Framework

This webinar on June 14th from  12:15-1:00pm is intended to provide educational information and an overview of data exchange, including an introduction to the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Data Exchange Framework (DxF). The webinar will be presented by CAFP and BluePath Health with speaker attorney Andrea Frey of Hooper Lundy & Bookman. Register […]

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May 9th National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Today is National Fentanyl Awareness Day, a day of action to raise public awareness about an urgent problem: people dying at alarming rates due to illegally made fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid. In California, over 6,140 people died from a fentanyl-related overdose in 2021. This accounted for 55 percent of all drug-related overdoses. Fentanyl is involved in […]

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Neha D. Chande, MD named AAFP 2023 Vaccine Science Fellow to Advance Public Health

The CAFP is pleased to announce that Neha D. Chande, MD, MHS has been selected as one of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ 2023 Vaccine Science Fellows. This fellowship program helps develop family physicians’ skills and knowledge surrounding vaccination and addresses connections between public health and family medicine.  Neha D. Chande, MD, MHS, is […]

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CAFP Launches 8-Hour SUD CME to Meet MATE Act Requirements

CAFP assembled 8 hours of excellent, accredited substance use disorder education into a simple package to help family physicians meet training requirements of the 2023 MATE (Medication Access and Training Expansion) Act. In this engaging set of activities, addiction specialists address stigma in context, prescribing medication for opioid use disorder, pain management, patient and family […]

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Registration is OPEN for the Chief Resident Leadership Workshop!

Attention FMRPs and Chief Residents: The CAFP Foundation is pleased to announce the Shelly Rodrigues Chief Resident Leadership Workshop is being held on Saturday, June 10th (virtual) and Saturday, August 26th (during the in-person Family Medicine POP event). This two-part workshop is designed for residents transitioning into their new roles as clinical leaders. Register HERE

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Nominate a Colleague for 2023 Family Physician of the Year

The California Academy of Family Physicians presents the prestigious award of Family Physician of the Year to an individual who exhibits the finest qualities of family physicians and who goes above and beyond in service to patients and community. Nominations for the 2023 Family Physician of the Year Award should recognize work by a physician […]

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Ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Recommendations for Pediatric Immunization Providers

During Fall 2023, the federal government is expected to cease being the sole purchaser of COVID-19 vaccine, which will then be sold on the private market similar to other routine vaccines.  Pediatric immunization providers are encouraged to order and administer COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible patients now, while it is free of cost and to […]

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Congratulations and welcome to our new CAFP Officers!

Congratulations and welcome to our new CAFP Officers! Raul Ayala, MD, MHCM - CAFP President Alex McDonald, MD, FAAFP - President-elect Anthony “Fatch” Chong, MD, FAAFP - Speaker Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP - Vice Speaker Brent Sugimoto, MD, MPH, FAAFP - Secretary/Treasurer Lisa Ward, MD, MPH, FAAFP - AAFP Delegate Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP - […]

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