News & Announcements

Be an Advocate for Family Medicine on Feb. 21!
01/09/2017

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.

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Opportunity to Comment: MDHHS Proposed Policy for Coverage of Preventive Services
01/06/2017

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.

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Opportunity to Participate in CMS Study on Quality Data Collection and Submission, Earn MIPS Credit
01/06/2017

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.

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ALDP Graduates Win Scholarship to Advocate for Family Medicine Before Congress
01/06/2017

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.

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Uncertainty Mounts as Republicans Initiate ACA Repeal
01/06/2017

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).

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Leadership Opportunity for Students & Residents & Students: Delegate to National Conference
01/06/2017

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.

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Complimentary Online CME Offering: Improving Adult Immunization Rates
12/23/2016

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.

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Michigan Board of Medicine Finalizes Changes to Administrative Rules
12/23/2016

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.

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Governor Snyder Signs Telehealth Legislation
12/23/2016

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.

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Michigan Senate Gives Final Approval to APRN Scope Bill
12/16/2016

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.

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