News & Announcements
Learn how the Michigan chapter is working for you as you prepare to pay your 2017 dues.
Helping Family Physicians overcome challenges and take advantage of every opportunity to increase vaccination coverage is a central focus of MAFP's Adult Immunization Initiative made possible by grant funding from MDHHS.
HHS Issues Final MACRA Implementation Rule
On October 14, the U.S. Department of Health and Human (HHS) released its "final rule with comment period" for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) effective January 1, 2017. The final rule supersedes the proposed rule that was released earlier this year.
Over 140 medical students, Family Medicine residents, Family Physicians, and residency program directors, faculty and staff from across the state attended the 2016 Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference on October 15 at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.
The AAFP's annual analysis serves as a barometer of the need for a robust primary care workforce. Our country is not producing enough Family Physicians, and both U.S. student choice of Family Medicine and the number of Family Medicine positions need to grow to meet the current and projected workforce shortages.
During the past few weeks there has been a flurry of activity around the Zika virus crisis, including new pre-pregnancy interim guidance issued by the CDC, research suggesting additional means of transmission, and the allocation of new federal funding to combat the virus.
This fall, MAFP is proud to support one of our own medical student members in launching a nationwide contest among medical schools to collect travel sized toiletries to benefit a homeless shelter of their choice in their local community.
Just prior to adjourning on September 21 for the election season, the Michigan House approved a bill package that would repeal and replace the existing Health Insurance Claims Assessment, a tax on insurance claims that has been much bemoaned by the business and insurance communities since its inception in 2012.
Michigan’s national Delegates and Alternate Delegates, along with members of the MAFP leadership and staff, attended the 69th AAFP Congress of Delegates in Orlando, Florida, September 18-21, where Academy policy was debated, and new directors and officers were elected and installed.