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COVID-19 Relief Packages Invests in PPP
12/23/2020

Congress passed a bipartisan $900 billion COVID-19 relief package on Dec. 21 that includes $284 billion to re-open the Paycheck Protection Program.

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AAFP and MDHHS Provide Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information
12/22/2020

Staying up to date on the latest COVID-19 vaccine information can be a challenge. This makes AAFP's AAFP's and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' COVID-19 vaccine webpages valuable resources for family physicians.

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Health Can't Wait Bill Stalls in House
12/22/2020

The House adjourned for the session on Dec. 21, without taking a vote on Senate Bill 612. The new goal is to work with the opposition and sponsor to bring back the vital aspects of the prior authorization reform legislation and begin moving again in the new legislative term that starts in January.

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Prior Authorization, Other Key Legislation the Focus of Lame Duck
12/19/2020

As the current legislative session winds down, on the docket this week were several pieces of legislation critical to family physicians and their patients. Among them was Senate Bill 612, which calls for prior authorization reform, as well as expansion of scope of practice fo naturpaths, housing regulations for certification of emotional support animals, Michigan licensure of Canadian healthcare professionals, healthcare immunity, and COVID-19 supplemental funding.

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MAFP Shares Prior Authorization Work at SLC
12/19/2020

MAFP presented on administrative burden at AAFP's virtual State Legislative Conference, focusing on its prior authorization reform advocacy work.

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Coronavirus: What Michigan Family Physicians Need to Know
12/16/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, local health departments, and Academy continue to monitor an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has spread to other locations globally.

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It’s Time to Renew Your Membership
12/16/2020

Staying informed and remaining resilient and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic makes your Academy membership more important now than ever. We value you and your membership!

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Livonia Family Physician Appointed to Commission in American Academy of Family Physicians
12/15/2020

MAFP member Erin Hendriks, MD, FAAFP has been appointed to serve as a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission of Membership and Member Services for a four-year term beginning Dec. 14, 2020 and ending Dec. 14, 2024.

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MDHHS Hosting COVID-19 Webinars
12/14/2020

MDHHS is hosting three webinars regarding COVID-19 Vaccination, the first today at 12-12:30 pm. Today's webinar will focus on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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MAFP Statement on Compassionate, End of Life Care
12/14/2020

Family physicians care for patients at every stage of life. As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across Michigan, family physicians hear their patients’ concerns about dying alone. Michigan Academy of Family Physicians encourages all Michigan health care facilities to provide dignity-filled, compassionate end of life care, which includes a family member or individual designated by the patient at the bedside.

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