News & Announcements
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.
MDHHS Hosting COVID-19 Webinars
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.
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.
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.