Specialists Encouraged to Join PGIP
In 2005, PGIP began its health care transformation journey with a focus on primary care. At that time, PGIP participation was restricted to M.D.s or D.O.s who were primary care physicians or who were on a list of select specialties.
The program's long-term goal, however, has always been to create high-functioning, coordinated systems of care that involve all physicians who care for patients. Toward this end, in 2011, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan opened PGIP to all remaining medical/surgical specialists not previously in the program.
PGIP is now open to all M.D.s, D.O.s, podiatrists and chiropractors who participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Traditional and PPO networks. All physician specialties are eligible to participate in the program except anesthesiology; however, some anesthesiologists will be eligible based on the services provided and billed.