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As California reopens, ambulatory medical practices across the state are gearing up for the surge of catch-up care with their patients. There’s a lot of work to do. Californians fell as much as 50% behind on medical care during the 2020 pandemic, with the volume of preventive services, such as cancer screenings, falling between 20%-40%, according to a newly released report by Manifest MedEx, California’s largest nonprofit health information network. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that “27% of those who say they or a family member skipped or postponed care say that either they or their family member experienced a worsening medical condition as a result,” such as mental health conditions and kidney problems.