February 2016

CAFP Awards Mary Fairbanks

The winners of the 2016 CAFP Awards have been announced. There were many outstanding nominees this year, and each represented the wonderful diversity and talent that is present in the primary care workforce. Family Physician of the Year: Mary Fairbanks, MD Dr. Mary Fairbanks practices at the InnovAge PACE – Cody Center in Lakewood, Colorado.

Medicaid Primary Care Bump

The Medicaid Primary Care Bump is vital to family physicians in Colorado. Background on the Medicaid Primary Care Bump The Affordable Care Act temporarily raised Medicaid primary care rates into parity with Medicare rates. While federal funding for this “bump” ended in December of 2014, Colorado continued funding through the current fiscal year ending June, 2016.