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Family Medicine

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

Chief Medical Director Honored for Combating State’s Opioid Crisis

On behalf of family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students across the state, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians presented the 2018 Friend of Family Medicine Award to David Neff, DO, on February 20, 2018.

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Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing QI Training Available at No Cost Through Feb. 28

Altarum, in joint-providership with Michigan Medicine, is offering training and support tools to improve responsible opioid prescribing, patient education, and prescription tracking. Eligible clinicians will be able to earn 30-50 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and 20-25 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credits for successfully completing two linked Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles of data guided quality improvement. Participation also meets the pain management specific CME requirements now mandated in Michigan for re-licensure.

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Gov. Releases FY 2019 Budget; Last of His Term

Governor Rick Snyder presented his Fiscal Year 2019 budget on February 7, which focused on Michigan's ongoing comeback. Of the proposed $56.8 billion, he recommends $25.2 billion (an increase of 0.6% over last year's budget) in total funding for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Regarding MAFP's policy priorities, the Governor's proposal is largely consistent with previous years, keeping level funding for the State Loan Repayment Program, Medicaid primary care fee uplift, and Graduate Medical Education.

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Congress Finalizes Funding Deal in Wee Hours of February 9

With another looming deadline, the U.S. House and the Senate took action this week in an effort to avert yet another government shutdown and extend funding for several vital healthcare programs whose futures hang in the balance.

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Upcoming Events

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2018 MI Family Medicine Advocacy Day
February 20, 2018
Lansing, MI
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2018 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo
July 12 - 15, 2018
Kalamazoo, MI
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