The 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
The Board of Directors of MAFP's political fundraising arm, Family Medicine Political Action Committee, convened its annual meeting on November 15. The nine-member body elected new officers; thanked outgoing Chairman Angelo Patsalis, MD, FAAFP for his leadership; and diCsussed the 2018 election, fundraising strategies, the Academy's priority advocacy issues as delineated by the MAFP Advocacy Committee.
Federal funding for the critical Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) lapsed on September 30, elevating the uncertainty as to the future of this critical program. MAFP members are encouraged to SPEAK OUT to urge Governor Rick Snyder to put pressure on Congress to stand up for Michigan's children by enacting a long-term CHIP funding extension.
On November 8, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law Public Act 154 of 2017, which, requires creation of a Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form and establishes a legal framework associated with the process of executing and honoring the form.
In celebration of National Rural Health Day 2017—an observance held on the third Thursday of November each year—MAFP is proud to recognize the quality of care, innovation, and dedication of Family Physicians and other healthcare professionals serving the health needs of rural residents across the state. More than 1.7 million Michiganders live in a rural community; for many, their Family Physician is their sole source of care.
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