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
The Michigan House of Representatives has committed to a deliberative process as it considers a bill package aimed at addressing the layers of failures that ultimately led to the rampant sexual abuse committed by Michigan State University sports medicine physician, Larry Nassar, DO. Several of the bills have consequence for physicians; therefore, MAFP continues to provide input and is planning to testify as part of a panel of physicians before the House Law and Justice Committee on April 24.
The Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services released its Fiscal Year 2018-2019 appropriations recommendation on April 18. Similar to the House, the committee’s recommendation includes over $25.12 billion in gross funding (approximately $4.5 billion in state general fund dollars) and proposes level funding for MAFP's main budget priorities—the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program, Healthy Michigan, and the Medicaid Primary Care Fee Uplift
Members who have been elected to AAFP Degree of Fellow status but have not participated in an official convocation ceremony are invited to take part in Michigan's Degree of Fellow Convocation Ceremony during the MAFP Annual Meeting, July 14, at the Michigan Family Medicine Conference Expo in Kalamazoo.
Legislation creating a work requirement for the state's Medicaid program was reported out of committee on April 18 and swiftly passed the full Senate the following day. Under Senate Bill 897, able-bodied non-pregnant adults without a disability between the ages of 19 and 64 who are recipients of Medicaid or Healthy Michigan would have to fulfill a work requirement to receive benefits.
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