News & Announcements

100 Pennies a Day—That's All It Costs to Continue Your Membership in 2017
10/28/2016

Learn how the Michigan chapter is working for you as you prepare to pay your 2017 dues.

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Adult Immunization: Overcoming Challenges, Taking Advantages of Opportunities to Get to ‘Yes’
10/27/2016

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.

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HHS Issues Final MACRA Implementation Rule
10/21/2016

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.

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Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference Inspires Physicians of Tomorrow
10/21/2016

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.

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AAFP Analysis: More Family Physicians Needed to Enter Primary Care Workforce
10/14/2016

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.

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Zika Guidance Updated, Likely New Transmission Source Identified, Federal Funding Approved
10/07/2016

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.

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Student Member Initiative to Benefit the Homeless
09/23/2016

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. 

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State House Approves HICA Repeal, Replacement
09/23/2016

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.

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Congress of Delegates Adopts Resolutions to Elevate Care Delivery, Future of Family Medicine
09/23/2016

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.

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MAFP Puts Forth 2017 AAFP Vice-Speaker Candidate
09/23/2016

During the closing session of the 69th AAFP Congress of Delegates on September 21, the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians proudly announced the candidacy of Jennifer Aloff, MD, FAAFP (Midland) for 2017 AAFP Vice-Speaker.

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