In Virginia can health care providers opt to participate in some (but not all) of a Insurance carrier’s plans?

Question by BRM: In Virginia can health care providers opt to participate in some (but not all) of a Insurance carrier’s plans?
For example, do doctors have legal a basis to choose whether to participate in only the PPO plans for a health insurance company and not in their HMOs? What if the insurance company farms out its credentialing to a 3rd party payor? Any one know the section in the code ov virginia that would be applicable to this?

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Answer by Chris
I do not know the code, but I know they can do it.

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