MAFP News

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is excited to offer the latest in news and announcments from the Academy and our many partners, collaborators, colleagues, and friends. Whether it be communicating the latest updates in Family Medicine or raising awareness of the value and importance of Family Medicine to the general public, we are committed to the highest quality of news at your fingertips.

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News & Announcements

We're Hiring: Administrative Assistant
10/23/2017

MAFP is seeking a highly-organized, detail-oriented professional with strong writing and computer skills to provide administrative and office support as a valued part of a dedicated team, committed to achieving goals through quality work, high standards and integrity.

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Speak Out! Tell Your State Representative to Work with MAFP & Physician Community on Opioid Bills
10/20/2017

Senate Bills 166/167 and Senate Bill 274 are pending before the full House chamber and could be voted on any day. Tell your state representative to oppose these opoid bills, as currently written, and instead work with the physician community on changes that would better align our shared objectives.

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ACGME Recognizes MAFP Member, WSU's Dr. Tsveti Markova for 'Courage to Lead'
10/13/2017

When the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education hosts its annual Educational Conference next March in Orlando, Florida, it will honor Tsveti Markova, MD, FAAFP, Wayne State University School of Medicine's Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, with the distinguished Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award.

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State of Michigan Releases Guidance on Billing Claims for Naloxone Standing Order
10/13/2017

In follow-up to the State of Michigan's Chief Medical Exeuctive receiving authority earlier this year to issue a standing order as a method for providing naloxone, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released guidance this week on billing claims for naloxone dispensed through a standing order.

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Interstate Medical Licensure Bills Pass State House
10/13/2017

The Michigan House of Representatives passed, on October 10, two bills that would enter Michigan into a compact with 22 other member states and provide for an expedited licensure process. While the Academy did not take a position on the legislation, some physician groups have expressed concerns with the compacts requirements, while supporters have highlighted benefits the compact would bring.

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Professional Development Committee Weighs in on CME Eligibility of Functional Medicine Topics
10/06/2017

In response to the AAFP Credit System's recent call for comments on the eligibility of functional medicine topics for CME credit, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan's Professional Development Committee submitted feedback supporting a moratorium that is currently in place until 2018.

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Opioid Bills Clear Another Hurdle in Michigan House
10/06/2017

SPEAK OUT! Tell your state representative that, as written, Senate Bills 166/167 and Senate Bill 274 could have a detrimental effect on patient access to legitimate pain medication and create an unnecessary administrative burden on prescribers.

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Separate CHIP Funding Bills Pass U.S. House and Senate Panels
10/06/2017

On October 4, key committees in the U.S. House and Senate passed separate bills that would reauthorize federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), after failing to reauthorize the program by the September 30 deadline. How each chamber will ultimately reconcile the differences between the proposals remains unknown, leaving the future of the program hanging in the balance.

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MAFP Testifies on Opioid Legislation Before House Panel
09/29/2017

On September 27, MAFP Advocacy Committee Vice Chairman Glenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFP (Kalamazoo) testified before the Michigan House Health Policy Committee on the opioid epidemic and the state’s response to the growing public health crisis.

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Latest ACA Repeal Effort Stalls in U.S. Senate
09/29/2017

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act stalled in the U.S. Senate this week. Newly-elected AAFP President Mike Munger, MD praised U.S. Senators who opposed the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment and called on Congress to move forward in a bipartisan fashion to fix what isn’t working in the current law. MAFP President Loretta Leja, MD thanked Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters for continuing to fight for affordable coverage and access to healthcare for the people of Michigan.

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