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
Despite pressure from many groups to veto legislation to implement work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries in Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 208 of 2018 on June 22,. This legislation will require residents with Healthy Michigan coverage to work, volunteer, or train 80 hours per month starting January 1, 2020, in order to maintain coverage.
Per the updated Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that was signed into law in February, state Medicaid agencies are now required to collect information on third party liability prior to making payments for prenatal or preventive pediatric care. As a result, physicians may see an increase in claims denials indicating the beneficiary has primary insurance. In the future, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will void claims that have paid for several HCPCS codes.
Several pieces of legislation remain on MAFP's radar in anticipation of the state legislature returning to Lansing in September following the summer recess. It is important that Family Medicine advocates remain persistently active this summer and fall—especially with the lame duck session looming after Thanksgiving, during which anything is possible—to ensure legislators understand Family Physicians' positions on legislation impacting the delivery of, and access to, primary care in Michigan.
Michigan Reception at the 2018 AAFP National Conference
August 3, 2018
Kansas City, MO
Legalities & Realities: MI Opioid Laws to Live By / Rochester Hills
August 7, 2018
Rochester Hills, MI
Legalities & Realities: MI Opioid Laws to Live By / East Lansing
August 22, 2018
East Lansing, MI
Legalities & Realities: MI Opioid Laws to Live By / Kalamazoo
August 23, 2018
Legalities & Realities: MI Opioid Laws to Live By / Marquette
September 11, 2018
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