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
When the 70th AAFP Congress of Delegates convenes in San Antonio, September 11-13, Michigan will have a strong presence, and the election of AAFP Vice Speaker, for which Michigan's own Dr. Jennifer Aloff is a candidate, will be held.
As the September 27 deadline looms for insurers to sign contracts committing them to offer health plans on the individual marketplace in 2018, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee began hearings this week on stabilizing the individual marketplace by, among other things, funding cost-sharing reduction payments.
As the first performance year of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) moves into September, the last 90-day period for partial year reporting is approaching quickly. Clinicians who want to participate for a partial year and possibly earn a positive Medicare payment adjustment in 2019 need to begin taking steps now and prepare to capture data starting no later than October 3. (90 days left till year-end.)
House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) created the bipartisan House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force to gather input from individuals and professionals on how to improve mental health services in Michigan. The information collected will help develop legislation to reform mental health services across the state to address veterans’ care, substance abuse treatment, mental health courts, and training for law enforcement.
For MAFP Members
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