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Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,200 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting family physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages.

News & Announcements

State Budget Process Continues: Chambers Pass Their Proposals

Proposed state budgets have now passed both the Michigan House and Senate, teeing up a soon-to-be appointed conference committee’s work of coming to agreement on points of difference. Of particular importance to MAFP are line items for funding MIDOCs, the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program, and increased Medicaid reimbursement rates. The latter is something MAFP has been advocating for quite some time and is included in Senate's proposal,

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Michigan’s Member Constituency Delegates Inspire, Create, Lead at NCCL

AAFP's 2022 National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) was a busy and productive 2-plus days for the five delegates who represented MAFP. Among the highlights was the passage of four resolutions (ideas for change) proposed by the Michigan delegation and the election of Delicia Pruitt, MD, FAAFP to two national leadership positions.

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Update to Blood Lead Reference Value and Medicaid Policy

As of May 1, 2022, State of Michigan Medicaid policy aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated policy that lowers the blood lead reference value for clinical management and public health response for chldren with lead exposure. Healthcare professionals should provide follow-up testing and other recommended actions for children with BLL ≥ 3.5 µg/dL.

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Medicaid Primary Care Reimbursement Rate Increase Proposal Included in Budget Negotiations

As is customary this time each year, the state budget-building season in the Michigan Legislature is in full swing. Following the release of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2023 executive budget recommendation in February, appropriations work is underway in the House and Senate. A major highlight in the Senate Appropriation Committee’s proposal is $15 million in general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for certain primary care services. This is a top MAFP state budget priority for which members strongly advocated during Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day on March 23.

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