“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.
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.
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.
The early registration discount deadline for the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Annual Summit has been extended to February 29, 2016. Receive up to $50 off when you register by the end of February. Not yet sure if you will be able to attend? Remember that prices also increase for onsite registrants, so be sure
Join your fellow family physicians for the CAFP Annual Summit (previously the Annual Scientific Conference), a long weekend in Colorado Springs filled with education, networking and fun activities! The Annual Summit kicks off on Thursday, April 14 with a number of pre-conference opportunities. DOT Medical Examiner training will be held, along with training for the
Every Family Physician I’ve talked to has consistently highlighted one part of family medicine that makes it truly special – the relationships you build with your patients. We have to preserve that bond that is so vital to the joy of family medicine. Many challenges face family medicine – payment reform, electronic health records, growing
In honor of Family Medicine and the Family Physicians dedicated to advancing high quality health care for all Coloradans, Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed October Family Health Month. Thank you and congratulations to all of Colorado’s Family Physicians, who are vital to making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation!