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CAFP Annual Summit

Thank You to All of Our Attendees, Presenters and Exhibitors! We had a great time at the 2016 CAFP Annual Summit (formerly Scientific Conference), and hope our attendees did too! Check out highlights from the event below. If you were in attendance, don’t forget to fill out you evaluations at www.coloradoafp.org/evaluations. Looking to report your CME?

Colorado Family Physicians Delivering Low Cost High Quality Care

What Makes Healthcare in Grand Junction Colorado So Special? Colorado family physicians are some of the most innovative in the country, we’ve known that for a long time! But physicians in Grand Junction are gaining national attention for having some of the highest quality care, at the lowest costs, in the country. Check out the

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Looking for some in-person CME in Colorado? The CAFP Annual Summit has you covered. And for last minute planners, there are still many great registration options. Want to attend the full conference? Register online before Thursday, April 14th to save $50. Not sure if you can attend the Annual Summit yet, or still deciding? You

Rural Preceptor Tax Credit Infographic

The Rural Preceptor Tax Credit that would be created by House Bill (HB)-1142 is a chance to bring care to some of the most in-need Coloradans. An infographic created by the Colorado Rural Health Center highlights the top reasons this legislation is so important. Of note: The Rural Preceptor Tax Credit would help the majority

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Thinking of Attending the CAFP Annual Summit? Join us for a special Thursday session: Fit Family Challenge Training to receive special offers! Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, attendees of the Fit Family Challenge Training Session on Thursday, April 14 will receive: FREE “Fit Family Challenge” Session (7 hrs. CME) FREE Course Materials FREE Breakfast

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Recipient Justin Wheeler

“Being able to offer health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay has been a real honor and privilege. I feel responsible for providing care to as many people as I can,” says CAFP member Justin Wheeler. Having grown up in a rural Montana community in a family with limited resources, Wheeler knows

The Medicaid Primary Care Bump has proven vital to Colorado’s family physicians, patients and communities. Below, Dr. Glenn Madrid, Colorado Academy of Family Physician’s President and Chair, discusses why the bump matters to him.   To learn more about the Medicaid Primary Care Bump and it’s effect on Colorado’s family physicians and patients, click here.

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.