News & Announcements

June 30: Deadline to Submit Intent to Participate in SIM PCMH Initiative
06/24/2016

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is accepting Intent to Participate applications from providers/practices who are potentially eligible to participate in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, a Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT) partnership with the State Innovation Model. The deadline to submit an Intent to Participate is June 30.

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Governor Snyder Creates New Prescription Drug and Opioid Commission via Executive Order
06/24/2016

Michigan is facing a prescription drug and opioid abuse crisis, with thousands of overdose deaths reported in the state in recent years. In response to the epidemic and to augment the work done by the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, Governor Rick Snyder announced on June 23 that he is taking additional steps by establishing the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission.

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Primary Care Physicians Invited to Participate in Chronic Pain Management Research Study
06/24/2016

A second-year Family Medicine resident at the University of Michigan, Yujing Lin, MD, invites primary care physicians who have completed residency training to participate in an important survey-based, cross-sectional research study evaluating primary care physicians’ understanding and referral rates of CBT for select chronic pain syndromes.

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Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?
06/20/2016

This article provides an overview of the Direct Primary Care movement, which is gaining momentum across the U.S. and examines whether or not this model of practice might be right for you.

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Family Physicians Are Key Partners in Increasing Access to Oral Healthcare
06/17/2016

Dental disease is the most prevalent chronic health condition among children in the United States, despite that it is relatively inexpensive to prevent. Right here in Michigan, as many as 80% of children in some areas of the state did not visit a dentist during the past year. Family Physicians are key partners in increasing access to oral healthcare and are invited to enroll to use Michigan's new dental registry.

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Protecting Adults: Are You Meeting the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice?
06/17/2016

The National Vaccine Advisory Committee recently revised and updated the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice to reflect the important role that all healthcare professionals play in ensuring adults are getting the vaccines they need. MAFP is providing you the opportunity to learn about the standards and earn CME credit.

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Small Independent Practices Must Act Now to Win in MACRA
06/17/2016

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will have winners and losers, and smaller practices are more likely to be impacted. To sustain current Medicare revenue, small independent physicians must start positioning their practice today for MACRA.

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State, National Efforts Shaping Payment Transformation
06/17/2016

A tremendous amount of work is taking place in Michigan and nationally to ensure Family Physicians are well-positioned in the changing healthcare landscape as new reimbursement and delivery system frameworks continue to emerge. Here is a snapshot of the latest "transformation" happenings you should be aware of.

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Physician Groups Representing 426,000 Doctors: Gun Violence MUST Stop
06/17/2016

In a joint statement expressing heartfelt condolences to the victims of the Orlando shootings, their families and the Orlando community, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American Psychiatric Association underscored that Congress MUST take action.

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Michigan Physician Leads AAFP's New Opioid CME Webcast
06/17/2016

To arm Family Physicians with the latest resources for combating the opioid abuse and overdose crisis, AAFP recently released a new chronic pain management toolkit, and a free members-only CME webcast presented by David Walsworth, MD.

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