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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.

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Perspective of a Student on Fragmentation of Care

Fourth-year medical student Donya Hosseinian writes of her observations about the fragmentation of care and how much better the healthcare system would be if if all electronic medial records talked to each other.

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Resources Available: Value-based Reimbursement and HIT Specific to Michigan

Michigan Primary Care Consortium, of which MAFP is a member, recently contracted with Altarum Institute to produce fact sheets, a white paper and a webainr detailing Value-based Reimbursement and Health Information Technology specific to Michigan.

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Get MACRA-Ready: Shifting to Value-based Payment

Since 2017 participation in MACRA's Quality Payment Program (QPP) will impact Medicare payments when QPP payment adjustments take effect in 2019, NOW is the time begin collecting and reporting your quality measures, if you haven't done so already, to get MACRA Ready. October 2, 2017, is the deadline to start collecting data in order to partially or fully participate in the QPP's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track--the track that most AAFP/MAFP members will initially participate. Be sure to frequently visit AAFP's MACRA Ready web portal, as new resources are continually added.

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House Passes Medical Liability Reform Legislation

On June 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, which would limit medical malpractice lawsuits by instituting a three-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims, capping noneconomic damages at $250,000 for patients whose coverage is provided by the federal government, among other things.

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2017 Eat, Sleep, Rock & Roll to Vitality
October 19, 2017
New Hudson, MI
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For MAFP Members

To get the latest scoop on MAFP, the members of the Academy, and Family Medicine in Michigan, check out the latest issue of Michigan Family Physician, view a past issue of our weekly eNews Family Medicine Update, or follow-us on Facebook and Twitter!

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