PROGRAMS Physician Group Incentive Program

Launched in 2005, the Physician Group Incentive Program includes nearly 20,000 primary care and specialist physicians throughout Michigan in provider-led clinical quality improvement efforts.

The program connects more than 40 physician organizations (representing these 20,000 physicians) statewide to collect data, share information, and collaborate on initiatives that improve the health care system in Michigan.

Participating provider organizations are evaluated on transformation of health care delivery, quality metric performance and overall cost performance and trend of cost. Physician organizations earn rewards for cost efficiency relative to other participating organizations, and for cost trend.


Value Partnerships

2019 PGIP initiatives

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Encourages physicians to increase their electronic prescribing of controlled substances, which increases safety and reduces the potential of abuse that can lead to increased opioids in the community.

Integrating Behavioral Health into General Medicine Care

Encourages coordination of primary care and behavioral health to address the challenges associated with managing the care for patients with varying health care needs.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Supports coordinated, cost-effective care centered around each patient’s unique needs.

PGIP Clinical Quality Initiative

Promotes the use of evidence-based medical guidelines, such as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set,  to improve overall quality.

Resource Stewardship Initiative

Encourages participants to reduce the use of certain services, procedures and tests that may be overused or have questionable value.


Promotes the use of telemedicine, online visits and telemonitoring to provide patients with additional points of access.