Timeline for Physician Organizations

The approximate timeline for adding a new Physician Organization for participation in PGIP is:

Timeframe Action
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.

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