News & Announcements
Your grassroots advocacy helps ensure that Family Medicine has a seat at the table and speaks with a unified voice! Join us for Advocacy Day on February 21 in Downtown Lansing for a morning advocacy seminar, followed by a chance to put what you learn into practice during meetings with House and Senate lawmakers.
MDHHS recently issued a notice of proposed policy regarding coverage for preventive services assigned a grade A or B by the United States Preventive Services Task Force and all vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices. Comments are being accepted until February 8.
Act quick! Apply by January 31 if you are eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and interested in participating in a CMS study that aims to improve the quality data collection and submission process.
Congratulations to Dr. Sheala Jafry and Dr. Maisee Lor—two graduates of MAFP's inaugural Advocacy and Leadership Development Program—on winning a scholarship to attend the AAFP's Family Medicine Congressional Conference in Washington, DC, May 22-23.
Congress kicked off the 115th session on January 3, and with lawmakers' return to Washington came a swirling of activity and speculation around how the Republican-led body would address the repeal and subsequent replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) Foundation--which is undergoing a name change to the Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan--is accepting applications from resident and student members of MAFP who are interested in serving as a Michigan Delegate at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 27-29, in Kansas City, Missouri. The deadline to apply is April 3.
A free CME course provided through the mdBriefCase Group Inc. helps health professionals learn efficient and reliable methods for improving vaccination rates in older adults.
The Michigan Board of Medicine recently finalized changes to administrative rules, making notable modifications to continuing medical education, English proficiency requirements and delegation of Schedule II Controlled Substances.
Governor Snyder Signs Telehealth Legislation
Public Act 359 of 2016 defines "telehealth" in the Michigan Public Health Code and requires patient consent prior to a healthcare professional providing a telehealth service, among other things.
On December 14, the Michigan Senate gave final approval to the much negotiated House Bill 5400, which would create a clearer statutory framework in the Michigan Public Health Code for advanced practice registered nurses.