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NCQA Specialty Practice Recognition Public Comment

The National Committee for Quality Assurance is seeking comments on proposed Specialty Practice Recognition (SPR) 2013 standards. The program will recognize specialty practices that work with primary care medical homes to coordinate care, provide timely access, use information technology to reduce test duplication and work toward continuous quality improvement.

Elimination of Healthy Families Severely Impact Children’s Access to Care

Among a series of budget cuts to help California Gov. Jerry Brown close that state's budget deficit is a cut to a health care program for 880,000 low-income kids, who will be shifted to Medi-Cal after the state shutters its "Healthy Families" program. SFMS/CMA has joined together with over 40 organizations in opposition of the proposal because of the ramifications it would have on California’s most vulnerable children.