Under the MIT Choice Plan, which is administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, each family member can choose a PCP from MIT Medical or from the extensive Blue Cross Blue Shield of New England network. For example, if you work at MIT or Lincoln Laboratory, you can get your primary care at MIT Medical while your children go to a pediatrician closer to home and your spouse has a PCP near his or her workplace.
All MIT Choice Plan members and enrolled family members are required to choose a primary care provider when they enroll. However, you may change PCPs at any time—even switching from a Blue Cross provider to an MIT Medical provider or vice versa. For details, see “How Do I Choose or Change My Primary Care Provider?”
If you choose a PCP at MIT Medical, he or she will coordinate your care, and you will have lower copayments for all your medical visits, wherever they take place. You will also have access to Patient Online, and if you have questions, you may contact MIT Medical's Claims and Member Services office. Learn more about the advantages of having your PCP at MIT Medical if you work on the Cambridge campus or at Lincoln Laboratory.
Your new PCP selection will be effective on the first day of the month after your request is submitted to Blue Cross Blue Shield.