Timeline for Physician Organizations
The approximate timeline for adding a new Physician Organization for participation in PGIP is:
|June||Announcements published in The Record and Hospital and Physician Update inviting POs to apply.|
|July to August
||Inquiries and application materials accepted through Aug. 31.|
||Application materials reviewed by PGIP. Field Operations staff conduct initial site visit.|
|October||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||POs can begin entering physician list and capabilities in PGIP PA and the Self-Assessment Data Tools; Field Operations staff conducts return visits and orient PO to PGIP.
||New POs are formally invited to attend their first PGIP quarterly meeting and select their initiatives for the following program year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31).|
|January||New POs' PGIP Agreements begin; New PO's providers are included in the PGIP physician list.
|April||PGIP data distribution (monthly claims feeds, datasets, etc.) begins.|
|July||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.