News & Announcements
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-193 creating the bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help raise awareness of the safety and effectiveness of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, educate the people of this state, and help protect the health and safety of all Michigan residents. Applications to serve are due by Dec. 28
On Nov. 14, MAFP and Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan hosted its first Women in Family Medicine Conference to empower female physicians and arm them with evidence-based strategies, education, and skill development to help them advance at various stages of their career.
Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan is pleased to offer two virtual CME opportunities in February. Reserve your spot by registering now!
E&M Summary & Call for Your Advocacy Voice
On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, along with the CMS fact sheet. The final MPFS confirmed changes for office-based Evaluation and Management (E/M) services will go into effect as planned, as well as implementing the previously finalized add-on code (formerly known as GPC1X) on January 1, 2021. This add-on code will account for the complexity and additional resources involved with services provided during primary care visits.
How 2020 Changed Family Medicine Forever
Medical studetnts are invited to register to join the AAFP for a free webinar at 8 pm ET on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and hear from this lineup of expert speakers on how COVID-19 has changed family medicine forever.
Michiganders Need YOUR Help
MDHHS Chief Medical Execuitive and Chief Deputy Director for Health, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun outlines how you can assist when the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out.
Prior Auth on Docket During Lame Duck
The post-election lame duck session kicked off this week with a flurry of committee activity, despite lighter than usual session agendas. MAFP is continuing to monitor legislation addressing reforming the prior authorization /step therapy legislation, regulating emotional support animals, and setting naturopaths education requirements and scope of practice.
There have been many lessons learned since COVID-19 infected its first Michigander nearly nine months ago. Our understanding of the disease has become clearer and the ability of the medical community to care for and treat patients has become more effective. Our public policies have evolved as well, as procedures and safety precautions have changed the ways we work and live.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of Immunizations has released a new online COVID-19 Provider Vaccination Registration form. Physicians, healthcare organizations, pharmacies, and other providers who plan to participate in administering the COVID-19 vaccine must first enroll.
Virtual DEA-X Waiver Training
Get Waivered is a new partnership that is providing a fully remote Zoom DEA-X waiver training class for Michigan-based clinicians on Monday, January 25, 9am-5 pm ET. Upon completion, attendees will be able to provide evidence-based care to patients struggling with addiction, helping reduce reliance on the ED and starting patients on the road to recovery.