Subject: CAFP October E-news: 70 Years of CAFP Hitting Mailboxes Soon

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CAFP E-Newsletter
What's Happening at the CAFP
70th Anniversary Publication Hitting Mailboxes Soon
2018 marks 70 years of the CAFP. To celebrate our fall issue is a look back at family medicine in Colorado since 1948. Filled with pictures, memories, and reflections, we hope it is a special issue you all enjoy! 

CAFP Board and Award Nominations Now Open
Nominations for the CAFP Board of Directors are now open. To nominate yourself or a colleague please complete a paragraph that explains who you are (or who your nominee is) and why you (or your nominee) would make a good addition to the CAFP Board. Please send the paragraph to Raquel Alexander at raquel@coloradoafp.org by December 1, 2018. More information about serving on the board can be found here, under Board Nominations.

Nominations are also open for the 2019 CAFP Awards, including Family Physician of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Family Medicine Resident of the Year. Learn more about the awards and how to complete a nomination here. Deadline is December 1, 2018

Grab Some CME Before the End of the Year
Need to complete a KSA, or get a few more CME credits in?

Join us at the CAFP offices in Aurora on December 8 for a Women's Health KSA plus 4 bonus CME courses. Attendees can choose both the KSA and CME, or just one.


CAFP Urges CMS to Scrap Medicare Payment Changes
CAFP submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services opposing a proposal to collapse Evaluation and Management visit codes into two payment rates. The proposal would fragment care and cut payments for practices who see more complex patients.

CAFP is following CMS’s response to the medical community’s opposition and coordinating with AAFP to take additional action as needed. We are in contact with Colorado’s Congressional delegation to communicate the harmful consequences of the proposed changes and position for congressional involvement if it becomes necessary. A final determination on the proposal is expected in early November.

Shape CAFP’s Advocacy - Join CAFP’s Legislative Committee
Want to shape CAFP’s advocacy efforts? Join the Legislative Committee! CAFP’s Legislative Committee analyzes legislation and determines CAFP’s positions on policy and advocacy issues. The Committee is open to all members. It meets by phone call on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. monthly August through November, and bi-monthly January through May. Members can also simply join the committee listserv to stay abreast of issues and weigh in as issues interest you. Email ryan@colordoafp.org to join.
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Vaccine Update

This month's vaccine update is all about the upcoming flu season


Extras

The Center for Health Progress is seeking executive leaders from health care organizations to join the inaugural cohort of fellows for a new project: EquityLab. The group will work over two years to champion health equity initiatives within their own organizations, with support from the Center for Health progress. An overview of the program and the application are available now. Deadline to apply is November 16, 2018.

Health is Primary

In October, Health is Primary is focused on all that is great about primary care. Learn more at healthisprimary.org
Primary Care News to Know 
Events, News & Announcements from the Colorado (and National) Healthcare Landscape »
  • Tri-county Health Department advisory: using human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) for rabies exposures. Read more here »
  • CAFP members are invited to join the 5th Annual Harvey Cohen MD Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Summit, Thursday, October 25, 2018 at CU Denver South (The Wildlife Experience), 10035 S Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Learn more and register here »
  • The National Improvement Partnership Network and the Academic Pediatric Association are collaborating on a national initiative, NIPA, starting in November 2018, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to recruit health care practices that serve adolescents to participate in a 9-month, virtual, quality improvement project. Practices that enroll in this multi-state project will receive training in QI methodology and implement evidence-based practice changes to increase immunization rates and reduce missed opportunities for HPV vaccine administration. Sign-up and learn more here »
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