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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

Family Physicians and State Legislators Discuss Issues Impacting Patients, the Primary Care Workforce, and the Practice of Family Medicine

Despite being held virtually, this year’s Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day on Mar. 23 proved effective at joining nearly 70 advocates and state legislators to talk about issues impacting patients, the primary care workforce, and the practice of family medicine.

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Prior Authorization Reform Legislation Introduced in the Michigan Senate

Senate Bill 247 is the re-introduction of prior authorization reform legislation similar to SB 612 that passed the Michigan Senate last term. While this new legislation is significantly better than the previous SB 612, there is still advocacy work to be done to ensure this legislation will improve outcomes for patients while reducing the prior authorization red tape physicians are forced to navigate.

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BFM PRIME Registry is an Approved QCDR for Primary Care First Participants

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) PRIME Registry™ is an approved Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) that supports practices participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Primary Care First (PCF) payment model.

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Michigan Residency Programs Recognized for 100% Resident Membership

Thirty-two of Michigan’s 38 family medicine residency programs are among 625 nationwide being recognized for achieving 100% resident membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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