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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

Michigan Legislature Moves Bills before Summer Adjournment

A large number of bills saw movement this week as the Michigan legislature prepared to adjourn for the summer recess. Included was Senate passage of legislation that updates Michigan's Do-Not Resuscitate Procedure Act, final passage of HICA's repeal and replacement, and the signing into law of a package of bills that extend the statute of limitations for sexual assault charges.

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Five MAFP Student Members Among National Conference Poster Presentation Winners

Congratulations to five MAFP student members whose posters are among just 50 selected for display at this year's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, August 2-4, in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Effective July 1: New BCBSM Requirements for Billing DME, P&O, and Medical Supplies

Effective July 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MIchigan will require a separate Prosthetic and Orthotic Suppliers Provider PIN for billing custom prosthetics and orthotics, and a Durable Medical Equipment provider PIN for billing DME and off-the-shelf prosthetic and orthotic services.

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Michigan Legislature Finalizes FY 2019 State Budget

Michigan's Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19) $56.8 billion state budget received approval from both chambers this week and is headed to Governor Rick Snyder, which he is expected to sign for final passage. Included is funding for MAFP priorities, such as investments in the primary care workforce through several primary care loan repayment pilots and the MiDocs Graduate Medical Education Consortium, preserving public health by combating the opioid crisis and increasing the state's immunization rates, and level funding for the Medicaid Primary Care Fee Uplift.

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