News & Announcements

Work on 2018 State Budget Continues
04/21/2017

The Michigan House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Health and Human Services discharged their respective appropriations bills this week, setting the stage for debate in the full Appropriations committees.

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Teaching Health Center GME Program Earns Significant Bipartisan Support
04/21/2017

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.

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Michigan Delegates Preparing for Upcoming National Conference of Constituency Leaders
04/21/2017

A delegation of Michigan Family Physicians and MAFP staff are heading to Kansas City, Missouri, to represent MAFP at the 2017 National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL), April 27-29.

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AAFP President to Confer Degree of Fellow at MAFP Annual Meeting
04/21/2017

Have you been elected to AAFP Fellow status but not yet participated in an official convocation ceremony? You are invited to participate in Michigan's Degree of Fellow Convocation Ceremony during MAFP's Annual Meeting, July 13, at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

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Teaching Health Center GME Program Earns Significant Bipartisan Support
04/21/2017

Ninety-one Members of Congress have signed a letter in support of reauthorizing the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program that is set to expire on September 30, 2017.

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Trump Administration Issues Market Stabilization Rule
04/21/2017

In an attempt to assuage concerns regarding market stability in the individual insurance marketplace, the Trump administration issued a final rule on April 14 that makes a number of modifications to the marketplace’s regulatory framework.

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Small Practices in Michigan May Qualify for FREE QPP Technical Assistance
04/20/2017

Small practices in Michigan may qualify for free Quality Payment Program technical assistance from the new QPP Resource Center™ for the Midwest.

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April 20 Declared Safe Delivery of Newborns Day in Michigan
04/20/2017

April 20 was proclaimed Safe Delivery of Newborns Day in Michigan to raise awareness around the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law that allows biological parents to legally surrender an infant under the age of 72 hours to an emergency service provider.

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Advocacy Action Alert: Urge Your State Representative to Vote NO on HB 4425, 4426
04/14/2017

A pair of state lawmakers have introduced misguided legislation that would undo the progress Michigan has made in protecting its youngest residents from vaccine-preventable diseases. House Bills 4425 and 4426 would roll back the state's childhood immunization opt-out policies that have been proven to be working and making the children of our state healthier.

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Get Involved in National Healthcare Decisions Day—April 16
04/13/2017

MAFP, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). Organizers are asking organizations and individuals throughout the country to help raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning on this special day and throughout the year.

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