Michigan CPC+ Steering Committee Charter


The CPC+ program is a multi-payer federally initiated demonstration project committed to the transformation of primary care delivery and systems.    As the CPC+ commercial payers in Michigan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Priority Health and HealthSource Benefits (collectively “The Michigan Payers”) believe that multistakeholder advisory input is important to supporting CPC+ success in our state and in sustaining the long-term vision of care transformation and population health.

Hence, a CPC+ Steering Committee is convened as described in this charter.  The committee will serve as the program’s main advisory group, providing stakeholder perspectives on key issues.  The committee will also use data, expert knowledge, feedback and evidence in the literature to shape recommendations for Michigan Payer leadership consideration.     The Michigan Payers reserve the right to modify and refine the charter as appropriate.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Provide input on participating practice, PO, provider and other stakeholder experiences in the CPC+ program (e.g., with regional contractors (e.g., TMF, etc.) and the federal CPC+ central operations and delivery model requirements.
  2. Propose recommendations and advise on operational and strategic direction
  3. Serve as a CPC+ advocate and champion within members’ organizations and the community at large.
  4. Cooperate in completing the shared vision and goals
  5. Monitor progress toward the goals and objectives and timetables


Convening a representative advisory Steering Committee for the CPC+ program in Michigan reinforces the importance of collaboration between payers, physician organizations, purchasers, and subject matter experts. The CPC+ Steering Committee is composed of a maximum of 17 members.  Guests will be invited as appropriate for selected agenda items.   Steering Committee members do not specifically represent their organizations but serve as members of the Michigan CPC+ community and participants in the CPC+ program.  Members are selected to provide a variety of practice sizes, organizational types, geographic areas, and subject expert types.  A special focus will be on representation of CPC+ practicing physicians. of physician communities across CPC+.  Members serve for one year, with automatic annual term renewal, unless otherwise communicated. The CPC+ Steering Committee is advisory to The Michigan Payer Leadership Council who are the final arbiters of decisions and policies.  Payer members will chair the Steering Committee and facilitate meetings.   The CPC+ Steering Committee will be composed of:

  • Two (2) Michigan Payer leader representatives from Priority Health and BCBSM and one representative from HealthSource Benefits. Additional Payer representatives may be added as appropriate.
  • Up to five (5) PCP Practice members (strong preference for practicing physicians serving CPC+ patients)
  • Up to five (5) PO (Physician Organization) or ACN (Ambulatory Care Network) representatives
  • The Regional Convener who will support the payers in coordination and
  • Up to three (3) subject matter experts or organizational representatives (e.g., Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, etc.)

Potential Steering Committee applicants will self-nominate or can be nominated for membership.  The Payer Leadership Council will review submitted nominations and select committee members with an aim toward ensuring participant representativeness and an array of experiences and capabilities to support project goals.  Guests will be invited as appropriate for select agenda items.  In addition, the Steering Committee may elect to convene subcommittees.


The Steering Committee meets in person monthly for two hours for the first four to six months, transitioning to a bimonthly cadence over time.    Steering Committee members are expected to attend these meetings in person whenever possible and are required to be present for a minimum of three meetings per year.  Meetings will be held in Lansing.  Members should provide notification in advance if they are unable to attend a meeting.

The Steering Committee will receive a draft agenda and meeting materials prior to the meeting for review and are expected to review the information in preparation for the meeting.

Limits of Authority

The CPC+ Steering Committee will be an advisory group to the CPC+ Payer Leadership Council. The group does not have decision authority, but they are expected to review and provide guidance as it pertains to key programs and initiatives within the CPC+.   As such, Payer Leadership highly values CPC+ Steering Committee guidance and advice and will strive to incorporate it in their decision-making.

CPC+ Michigan Steering Committee Charter