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The FDA Announced that Mifepristone Will Be Available in Retail Pharmacies

On January 4, 2023, the FDA announced that mifepristone will be available in  pharmacies that comply with certain requirements. While prescriber certification, patient agreement forms and a new pharmacy certification process remain barriers, the FDA’s announcement is a great step in expanding equitable access to medication abortion pills. Through legislative and legal efforts, CAFP has long advocated […]

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DHCS Announces New Agreement with Five Health Plans

Last year, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched a competitive bidding process for its Medi-Cal insurance contracts, aiming to implement higher standards.  DHCS had originally awarded contracts to three health plans, but on December 30th, DHCS announced a new agreement with five commercial managed care plans (MCPs) – Blue Cross of California […]

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AAFP Demographic Data Survey

Each year, AAFP provides reports to chapters outlining demographic characteristics of members. CAFP uses these reports in various ways to develop programs, educational opportunities, leadership development and member engagement. CAFP is particularly interested in this report as our JEDI Task Force looks at membership data. Your individual information is not shared with CAFP, but the […]

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CME End of Year Reporting

What you need to know: The AAFP sent letters to members who are due for re-election on December 31, 2022, who still have not reported sufficient CME. The letters reminded members that they need to earn and report their CME by December 31 to maintain AAFP membership. If you received this letter, hours must be […]

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All Plan Letters for Guidance

All Plan Letters provide specific guidance and information to Medi-Cal managed care health plans and commercial health plans regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care. These All Plan Letters contain helpful information for family physicians on benefits health plans are required to cover as well as the requirements physicians must meet in order to […]

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Public Health Emergency Unwinding

DHCS COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Operational Unwinding Plan The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has updated the Medi-Cal COVID-19 PHE Operational Unwinding Plan. Since the initiation of the of the federal declaration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), DHCS has implemented over 100 programmatic flexibilities to help minimize the strain to the Medi-Cal […]

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New Laws Impacting Health Care in 2023

In 2022, the legislature passed hundreds of new laws that impact health care in California.  CAFP has compiled a summary of new laws of interest to family physicians and patients that will go into effect in 2023.  View the summaries of the new laws here.

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CAFP recognizes World AIDS Day

Today, CAFP recognizes World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. The 2023 “theme” of World AIDS Day is Equalize and we hope you take a moment today to think about how we can all do better to address […]

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CAFP Board Approves Updated Resolutions

The Board approved the most recent updates to the dashboards, as well as the CPHE recommended substitute resolution (6-2020, on the 2020 dashboard). The dashboards can be viewed here. While the majority of resolutions are submitted at the AMAM,  members can submit a resolution for consideration by the Board at any time during the year.  […]

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