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Michigan Family Physician is MAFP's quarterly magazine. Readership extends to more than 4,500 individuals, including MAFP members, state legislators, stakeholders, and staff at partnering organizations. For advertising information, click here.

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Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan Investments are Advancing Your Specialty
11/29/2022

As a charitable, non-profit, public organization, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan relies on donations to support its mission of advancing the family medicine specialty in our state. The greater the donations, the larger the impact FMFM can make on advancing your specialty.

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2022 Midterm Election Bucks Trends, Tees Up a Quiet Lame Duck
11/10/2022

In the first election since independent redistricting of all Michigan state and federal districts was finalized, democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Attorney General Dana Nessel were reelected for their second term, and Democrats won enough races to take control of both the Michigan House and Senate. This is the first time since the 1982 election in Michigan that Democrats will have the majority across all branches of state government.

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Beaumont-Wayne Family Medicine Residency Celebrates 50 Years
10/28/2022

Residents, graduates, current and former faculty and staff, and specialist colleagues and supporters of Beaumont-Wayne Family Medicine Residency gathered on Sept. 24 to celebrate the program’s 50 years of excellence in family medicine education. Accredited in 1971 as Michigan’s fourth family medicine residency program and the first in the state’s southeast region, Beaumont-Wayne began shortly after family medicine was recognized as a specialty in 1969.

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ABFM's National Journal Club Offers Self-Assessment Credit
10/27/2022

ABFM's National Journal Club is a convenient solution for reading contemporary, practice changing, and methodologically rigorous peer-reviewed medical articles while earning points toward their certification requirement along with continuing medical education.

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Increased Medicaid Payment Rates Effective Oct. 1
10/14/2022

The State of Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget includes state-appropriated funding to support an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates, up to 95% of Medicare reimbursement rates, for certain primary care services. Effective for dates of service on and after Oct. 1, specific primary care Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are eligible for this payment increase.

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State-mandated E-Prescribing Takes Effect Jan. 1
10/14/2022

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs sent a formal statement to prescribers on Oct. 3, confirming that the Bureau of Professional Licensing expects to begin enforcing Michigan’s new electronic-prescribing requirement on Jan. 1, 2023. Prescribers unable to meet this new requirement may apply for a waiver.

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Essential Evidence Update Conference Covers a Lot of Ground
10/14/2022

MAFP / Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan hosted our state’s first Essential Evidence Update Conference for family physicians, featuring a rapid-fire review of the most recent research studies of diagnostic and treatment approaches to medical conditions common to the practice of family medicine. Attendees rated the conference 3.7 out of 4 and shared why they will attend this event again when it returns to Michigan.

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Michigan Free Clinic Receives Family Medicine Cares USA Grant
10/14/2022

Downriver Community Clinic in Wyandotte - a free clinic whose leadership and volunteer clinicians include family physician E. Chris Bush, MD, FAAFP - was awarded a $10,000 grant from AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Care USA program to supports its ongoing services for local working adults who lack medical insurance.

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MAFP Hosts Student Conference as 2023 Match Cycle Gets Underway
09/30/2022

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan hosted its ninth annual Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference & Residency Connection on Sept. 17—one month earlier than in the past. Feedback from students, especially fourth-year students, and residency programs was that this date was ideal, providing timely networking for 2023 applicants and programs.

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Policy, Elections, Networking at AAFP Congress of Delegates
09/30/2022

The 2022 AAFP Congress of Delegates met in person Sept. 18-21, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. MAFP sent a full delegation and submitted two resolutions for consideration. Other highlights of the meeting was the installment of AAFP's 75th President and elections of the President-elect and other Board leaders.

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