News & Announcements

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Family Medicine Interest Groups a Source of Information, Inspiration, Networking for Future FPs
08/25/2016

Joining a Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) during medical school is an excellent way to explore the specialty of Family Medicine, make connections with peers who may one day be Family Physician colleagues, and have fun. FMIGs also offer opportunities to practice a wide range of clinical skills and procedures important to the patient care that Family Physicians provide.

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Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Clinical Vaccinology Course
08/25/2016

MAFP is offering scholarship opportunities to eligible members interested in attending the NFID's Fall 2016 Clinical Vaccinology Course, November 4-6, in Philadelphia, PA.

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HHS Announces Additional Funding to Connect Flint Children to Coverage
08/19/2016

HHS announced on August 22 its intention to allocate $300,000 over three years to support outreach and enrollment assistance efforts in Flint to address the urgent health coverage needs of children exposed to lead in the water system.

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October 14 Behavioral Health Symposium Focuses on Integration of Care for Improved Outcomes
08/19/2016

Caring for the mind is just as important as caring for the body, and the two are fundamentally intertwined,yet many don't get the mental healthcare they in need. Family Physicians have a critical role in screening, managing and coordinating mental and behavioral healthcare for their patents, and integrated care has proven to be effective for improved outcomes.

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Vaccination Waiver Rates in Michigan Down 35%
08/19/2016

As families prepare for the upcoming school year, Michigan Family Physicians join their healthcare partners across the state in educating parents about the benefits of vaccination and reminding them to ensure their children's vaccines are up-to-date before the first day of class.

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New Exclusive Member Benefit: Expert Merchant Processing
08/18/2016

MAFP now offers an expert merchant processing program that will provide members with greater savings—and peace of mind—on their credit and debit card transactions.

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Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Student One of 30 Emerging Leader Institute Scholars
08/12/2016

Jeanne Wigant, a fourth-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and a member of the MAFP Foundation's Student & Resident Education Committee, is one of just 30 scholarship winners nationwide selected to participate in the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. As a scholarship winner, Jeanne is participating in a year-long leadership development program.

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CPC+Application Period Closes September 15: MAFP Partner Offers Assistance to Members
08/12/2016

Practices interested in participating in CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative must submit an application to CMS by September 15, 2016, for an effective date of January 1, 2017.

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Zika Information, Resources for Physicians from CDC, AAFP, MDHHS
08/12/2016

In the midst of the ever-evolving Zika threat, the CDC, AAFP, and MDHHS continue to provide up-to-date news, clinical guidance, and tools to assist Family Physicians and other healthcare professionals in combating the virus

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KSA Replaces SAM: Register for December 10 KSA on Heart Failure
08/12/2016

Before July 22, 2016, Family Physicians were required to complete a Self-Assessment Module (SAM) that included both a 60-question knowledge assessment plus a clinical simulation. Now, the Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) is the minimum required self-assessment activity.

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