Family Medicine

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

MIAAP Poll Shows Support for 'Red Flag' Gun Laws

A poll commissioned by the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MIAAP) shows voters, regardless of political affiliation, solidly support legislation enabling a court to order removal of a person's firearms if that person is deemed a danger to themselves or others.

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Drug Price Transparency Bill Taken Up by House Health Policy Committee

The Michigan House Health Policy Committee debated legislation the week of March 12 that would, among other things, require drug manufacturers to file an annual report with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in the event wholesale acquisition costs of a prescription drug exceed $10,000 annually or per course of treatment. 

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MDHHS: Three Sites Selected for Physical-Behavioral Health Integration Pilot

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the pilot sites for the state’s Section 298 Initiative, a statewide effort to improve the coordination of physical and behavioral healthcare services in Michigan, and issued a white paper that describes the parameters for the pilot.

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House Committee Approves Opioid Bill Fix, Clarifies Bona Fide Prescriber-Patient Relationship

On March 14, the Michigan House Health Policy Committee debated and adopted legislation that would clarify a new state law (Public Act 247) requiring “a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” when a controlled substance is being prescribed. MAFP supported the bill as the amended definition of bona fide relationship addresses concerns regarding covering physicians and delegation to licensed allied health professionals.

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Upcoming Events







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