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

State Budget One Step Closer to Finalization

In the week following the May 16th Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, Governor Snyder and legislative reached a “target agreement” for the Fiscal year 2018-2019 state budget. Included is more money for roads, school safety, and “rainy day” savings, as a result of the $500 million in revenue that state has realized above what had been projected in January.

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House Panel Hearing Criminal Sexual Conduct Statute of Limitations Substitutes on May 22

The Michigan House Law and Justice Committee will resume hearings on May 22, beginning at 9 am, on proposed changes to legislation that establishes the statute of limitations for certain criminal sexual conduct violations. Continue reading for a summary of the changes, provided by the House Republican Policy Office’s deputy director/deputy legal counsel. The Committee is not scheduled to vote on these substitutes tomorrow, as subsequent hearings will be held. 

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MAFP Opposes Naturopathic Licensure, Scope of Practice Legislation

This week, MAFP and its members reached out to Michigan Senators to urge them to vote no on legislation that sets forth requirements for the licensure, education, and training of naturopathic physicians in Michigan, and outlines their scope of practice. At the core of MAFP's concerns, which number many, is patient safety. The bill is now headed to the House. Although it will first be taken up by the Health Policy Committee, it is critical that every Family Physician contact their Representative to educate them about SB 826 and how it threatens patient safety.

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HAP Eases Prior Authorization Requirements

Effective May 1, 2018, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) implemented changes to streamline requirements for eviCore and prior authorizations. These changes are the result of HAP's careful review of trended data on practice variations and feedback from their provider partners, including MAFP.

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