Timeline for Physician Organizations

The approximate timeline for adding a new Physician Organization for participation in the 2014 PGIP program year is:

Timeframe Action
June 2014 Announcements published in The Record and Physician Update inviting POs to apply.
July to August 2014 Inquiries and application materials accepted through Aug. 31, 2014.
September 2014 Application materials reviewed by PGIP. Field Operations staff conduct initial site visit.
October 2014 List of new POs finalized; accepted POs formally invited to join PGIP.
NOTE: The "PGIP Agreement" for a new PO is not effective until Jan. 1 of the following year. New POs are not eligible to receive payments until their PGIP Agreement is in force.
November 2014 POs receive Self-Reported Data Tool for completion; Field Operations staff conducts return visits and orient PO to PGIP.
December 2014 New POs are formally invited to attend their first PGIP quarterly meeting and select their initiatives for 2015 program year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015).
January 2015 New POs' PGIP Agreements begin.
February 2015 New POs' providers are included in the PGIP physician list.
April 2015 PGIP data distribution (monthly claims feeds, datasets, etc.) begins.
July 2015 New POs eligible to receive first PGIP reward payment.
NOTE: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan reserves the right to determine when the PO will be eligible to begin receiving incentive payments.

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