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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.

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COVID-19 Relief Packages Invests in PPP

Congress passed a bipartisan $900 billion COVID-19 relief package on Dec. 21 that includes $284 billion to re-open the Paycheck Protection Program.

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AAFP and MDHHS Provide Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Staying up to date on the latest COVID-19 vaccine information can be a challenge. This makes AAFP's AAFP's and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' COVID-19 vaccine webpages valuable resources for family physicians.

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Health Can't Wait Bill Stalls in House

The House adjourned for the session on Dec. 21, without taking a vote on Senate Bill 612. The new goal is to work with the opposition and sponsor to bring back the vital aspects of the prior authorization reform legislation and begin moving again in the new legislative term that starts in January.

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Prior Authorization, Other Key Legislation the Focus of Lame Duck

As the current legislative session winds down, on the docket this week were several pieces of legislation critical to family physicians and their patients. Among them was Senate Bill 612, which calls for prior authorization reform, as well as expansion of scope of practice fo naturpaths, housing regulations for certification of emotional support animals, Michigan licensure of Canadian healthcare professionals, healthcare immunity, and COVID-19 supplemental funding.

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