Family Medicine

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

State and Federal Leaders Participate in Medicaid Reform Roundtable

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a Medicaid Reform roundtable discussion on December 4 that brought together lawmakers and healthcare and business leaders from around the state.

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U.S. Senate Passes Sweeping Tax Bill with Major Healthcare Implications

On December 1, the U.S. Senate approved a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul that would have a $1 trillion deficit effect, trigger an automatic 4% reduction in Medicare payments to physicians beginning in 2018, repeal the tax deduction for student loan interest, and repeal taxes associated with enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.

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U.S. House, Senate Working Towards Short-term Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Though major differences in spending priorities of U.S. House and Senate leadership and President Donald Trump remain, indications are hopeful that Congress will pass a short-term spending bill by the December 8, 11:59 p.m. deadline to keep the federal government operational through December 22. Also at stake is funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, critically necessary for states including Michigan to keep their programs going, and for Federally Qualified Health Centers, which are sources of care for 680,000 Michiganders.

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Michigan Medical Services Administration Issues Policy Change on GP Payment Rates

Michigan Medicaid Services Administration issued a notice of proposed policy that physicians with the primary specialty designation of General Medicine would be eligible, effective January 1, 2018, to qualify as primary care providers for the purposes of receiving enhanced payment rates for certain primary care services (~78% of Medicare rates).

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