The Future of Primary Care in California
Recently, six California payors signed a memorandum of understanding committing to work together on a shared set of goals designed to improve the provision of primary care in California over the next three years. These goals include increased transparency, practice transformation and person-centered care.
In this webinar, physicians learned about this new initiative and how it will help them provide higher quality patient care. In addition, physicians heard a description of how one payor - Blue Shield of California - is implementing California's Advanced Primary Care Initiative in its network. With this knowledge, primary care physicians will be able to prepare their practices to meet the goals of the program, improving their patients' experiences.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Understand the California Advanced Primary Care Initiative
- Learn how the program facilitates higher quality primary care for patients
- Learn how to meet the goals of the initiative in clinical practice
This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other physicians who provide primary care.
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This activity is supported by the California Academy of Family Physicians and the California Medical Association.
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- Lindsay Peterson, California Quality Collaborative
- Laura Fox, Blue Shield of California
- Nina Birnbaum MD, Blue Shield of California
Faculty has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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The AAFP has reviewed The Future of Primary Care in California - Enduring and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 11/02/2022 to 11/02/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.
- 1.00 AAFP Prescribed
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 AOA Category 2-A