An Organized System of Care, similar to an Accountable Care Organization, is a community of caregivers with a shared commitment to quality and cost-effective health care delivery for a defined population. Organized Systems of Care are responsible for the coordinated care and treatment provided to a patient population attributed to the community's primary care physicians. They track and assess performance and establish performance goals.

Organized Systems of Care take Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Patient-Centered Medical Home program to the next level, expanding it to include hospitals, specialists and other providers within the community of caregivers. Each Organized System of Care will work to coordinate services across the health care continuum for a defined patient population.

Both the Organized Systems of Care and Patient-Centered Medical Home programs are an integral part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Physician Group Incentive Program.

Physician specialty focus: All primary care physicians and specialists participating in PGIP