BCBSM has a longstanding commitment to be our members’ and customers’ trusted partner by providing affordable, innovative products that improve their care and health. BCBSM also has a commitment to our social mission by increasing access to affordable care; enhancing the quality of care patients receive; and improving the health of Michigan’s citizens and communities.
Value Partnerships is a collection of statewide programs among Blue Cross, physicians and hospitals that make health care work better for everyone. It is a unique collaborative model that enables robust data collection and fosters the sharing of best practices, so health professionals can improve patient outcomes.
Value Partnerships began in 2005 with a handful of programs focused on quality improvement in primary and surgical care. Today, we collaborate with approximately 20,000 physicians and more than 130 hospitals statewide in a collection of quality improvement and value-based programs, including our Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI). PGIP providers are located in 81 of Michigan’s 83 counties, with PCMH-designated practices in all Michigan counties that have primary care physicians.
Value Partnerships reaches beyond BCBSM’s 4.5 million Michigan members, affecting the care that is provided to all Michigan residents through an all-patient, all-payer focus. This is an important factor in ensuring that best practice care processes are reliably provided to all patients, all the time. This approach sets us apart, enabling us to have strong relationships with our provider partners.