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The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,000 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.

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Proposed MACRA Implementation Rule Misses Mark: AAFP Calls for Major Course Correction

Late in the afternoon of June 24, MAFP received news that AAFP issued its public comment on CMS' proposed rule for guiding implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The message: CMS needs to "step back and reconsider" its approach, which is "overly complex and burdensome" for all physicians.

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June 30: Deadline to Submit Intent to Participate in SIM PCMH Initiative

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is accepting Intent to Participate applications from providers/practices who are potentially eligible to participate in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, a Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT) partnership with the State Innovation Model. The deadline to submit an Intent to Participate is June 30.

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Governor Snyder Creates New Prescription Drug and Opioid Commission via Executive Order

Michigan is facing a prescription drug and opioid abuse crisis, with thousands of overdose deaths reported in the state in recent years. In response to the epidemic and to augment the work done by the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, Governor Rick Snyder announced on June 23 that he is taking additional steps by establishing the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission.

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Primary Care Physicians Invited to Participate in Chronic Pain Management Research Study

A second-year Family Medicine resident at the University of Michigan, Yujing Lin, MD, invites primary care physicians who have completed residency training to participate in an important survey-based, cross-sectional research study evaluating primary care physicians’ understanding and referral rates of CBT for select chronic pain syndromes.

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