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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.

News & Announcements

Congress Debates Short-term Spending Bill

Congress continued debate this week around the short-term spending bill set to expire on January 19. Among the discussions around the package has been the fate of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Teaching Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the National Health Service Corps.

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The Role of the Medical Community in the State’s Response to PFAS

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as PFCs, have been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an emerging contaminant. PFAS contamination has been identified in several locations across Michigan as a result of use in multiple industries. The state is taking action through coordination with local and federal officials to address the issue. Part of the response will include support from physicians who see patients who have been exposed or suspect they have been exposed to PFAS.

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House Health Policy Committee Approves Biosimilars Bill

On January 17, the Michigan House Health Policy Committee passed biosimilar legislation. Among the provisions in House Bill 4472 is a requirement that the prescriber be notified when an interchangeable biosimilar is substituted at the pharmacy.

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Call for Nominations: MAFP and Foundation Board & Committee Members

MAFP and Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan are seeking candidates interested in serving on the MAFP Board of Directors, FMFM Board of Trustees, and/or a committee. Applications are due beginning March 1.

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Upcoming Events

Jan

24

MAFP / FMFM Open House
January 24, 2018
Okemos, MI
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Feb

20

2018 MI Family Medicine Advocacy Day
February 20, 2018
Lansing, MI
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Jul

12

2018 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo
July 12 - 15, 2018
Kalamazoo, MI
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