News & Announcements
This week, the Michigan Senate and House Health Policy Committees began what promises to be several weeks of debate and testimony on legislation seeking to address the opioid abuse epidemic.
Michigan Legislature Makes Moves on DPC
According to American Academy of Family Physicians, data show 18 states have laws recognizing Direct Primary Care (DPC) and making it easier for physicians to use the practice model. Meanwhile, there has been significant movement in Michigan around DPC, perhaps most notably in the legislature.
AAFP recently submitted its advanced primary care alternative payment model to the newly formed Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee for review. AAFP estimates that nearly 195,000 primary care physicians could be involved with such an advanced APM.
Potential for Government Shutdown Looms
Lawmakers have until midnight on Friday, April 28, to pass a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running and avoid a shutdown.
Family Physicians March for Science
Michigan Family Physicians were among those who marched for science on April 22 to celebrate science, voice their concern with the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to science funding, and raise awareness for the critical ongoing need for scientific evidence, education and investment.
On March 27, MAFP distributed a five-question survey to the membership to get a better sense of Michigan Family Physicians' practice transformation efforts and how MAFP can better serve you in the changing landscape.
Haven't Paid Your 2017 Dues, Reported CME?
If you have not yet paid your membership dues for 2017 and/or reported your Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for the re-election cycle ending December 31, 2016, do so before May 1 to stay connected to your Academy.
AAFP and Family Medicine for America’s Health have partnered with Primary Care Progress to offer Family Medicine Interest Group teams the opportunity to participate in a unique leadership development program. May 5 is the deadline to express interest in participating in the program.
Ninety-one Members of Congress agreed to sign a letter in support of reauthorizing the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program that is set to expire on September 30, 2017.
On April 19, MAFP staff and a physician member of the Academy met with U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-Flint) while he was home in his district during the spring Congressional recess to discuss healthcare reform and some of the Academy's legislative priorities.