Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program

Formerly known as the EHR Incentive Program or Meaningful Use

This program provides incentives and support to help Medicaid providers demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR systems.

The New Jersey Innovation Institutes’s (NJII) Medicaid Provider Program (MPP) expansion is being funded through a grand from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services that was awarded in October, 2017. The MPP funds up to 1,250 providers in achieving the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program. The program builds upon an initial grant from the Office of National Coordinator that was awarded to New Jersey Innovation Institute (formerly NJ-HITECH) in 2010, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Who is this program for?

  • Physicians

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Dentists

  • FQHCs

  • Optometrists

  • Pediatricians

All with a minimum of 30% Medicaid patient volume who met additional requirements, such as being active in NJMMIS, using a certified EHR, and more.

What is involved?

All participants work diligently to meet CMS requirements which must be reported to the state annually.

Participants have to demonstrate that more than 80% of their patients have data maintained in a certified EHR and that they are able to meet all the objectives of the program, which are updated annually. A list of the 2019 objectives and requirements can be found here. Lastly, participants are subject to an audit of their annual attestation.

The providers in the Medicaid PIP program receive free consulting and submission support services from NJII including ongoing training, practice and workflow design, guidance on audit preparation, practice assessments and advice on privacy and security best practices.

Where are we in the process?

The Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program closed to new participants in 2016. Current participants will receive incentive payments and support through 2021.

NJII is actively enrolling Substance Use Disorder (SUD) providers into a promoting interoperability program designed to help them obtain and use certified electronic health record technology.

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When did the program launch and what is its timeline?

Why participate?

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Providers who join the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program and maintain their eligibility already received or may receive up to $63,750 in payments over the six-year program.

In addition, these providers have or will receive free consulting services and support from experts at NJII to achieve the specific milestones of the program, fulfill their quality objectives and meet the requirements of any program audits.

Participating providers improve their ability to share information, reduce error rates and achieve improved cost savings. Their patients are also better empowered to take a more active role in their health and the health of their families. They can receive electronic copies of their medical records and share their health information securely.

How can I participate?

This program is no longer open to new participants. If you previously joined the program and would like to resume activity and complete the requirements or if you have any other questions, please contact the team at pi@njii.com or 972-642-4055, option 2.

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