Substance Use Disorder Promoting Interoperability

Also known as SUD PIP

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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Provider Promoting Interoperability Program

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Promoting Interoperability program provides funding to qualifying SUD treatment providers to help them deploy or upgrade electronic health record technology and provide more effective care to those suffering from addiction.

Both the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) and the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) are funding this initiative. Enrollment in this program began in 2019 and will end June 30, 2023. This is a first-come, first-served program with a defined budget. We encourage participation as soon as possible to secure funding. 

Who Is This Program For?

This program is open to any provider who meets the following requirements: 

  • A non-profit or for-profit entity, or governmental entity
  • A Medicaid provider and adjudicated claims from Medicaid
  • Licensed by the Department of Health’s Office of Licensing (OOL) to provide SUD treatment prior to the start of services
    • Mental health providers with active pending SUD application will be allowed to participate in the SUD program
    • SUD providers with pending license renewal may continue to be deemed eligible to participate in SUDPIP
  • Has at least one confirmed SUD admission during the calendar year

Chris Vadas
Chris VadasGreater Essex Counseling Services
I want to express to you and your team on how my experience has been throughout this process. Each Milestone that we achieved the process was easy, you and your teams support has been fantastic, and any challenges we encountered you got them rectified asap and it’s been a pleasure to work with you all.  I highly recommend that other facilities work with you guys so they can see the benefit that an EHR system can provide to their organization. Keep up the good work and I look forward to working with you.
Kristin Tito
Kristin TitoCPC Behavioral Healthcare
The SUD PIP program came at a perfect time for CPC as our EHR was no longer going to be certified. The requirements to meet each milestone were simple and easy to manage. The 1st milestone was just to show proof of a contract for a certified EHR. Milestones 2-4 were to provide proof of implementation and proof of use of each component. Consultants from NJII reviewed each piece of documentation with us prior to attestation. With this help, we successfully completed all 4 milestones.
Cathe Della Badia, Outpatient Practice Manager
Cathe Della Badia, Outpatient Practice ManagerThe Center for Great Expectations
NJ’s SUD PIP financial incentive enabled us to cover cost for our new EHR platform. In a very short period of time, we were able to attest for several of the key milestones and promptly receive payment. We are sincerely grateful for the funding and for all the support the NJII team provided along the way.

What Is Involved?

Providers in this program must meet several milestones, which are tied to financial incentives.

Milestone Activity SUD Provider Incentive
1 Participation Agreement / EHR Vendor Contract Agreement $5,000
2A New EHR Go-Live -OR- $20,000
2B Existing EHR Upgrade $7,500
3 New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN/HIE) Connectivity $7,500
4 Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Connectivity* $5,000
5 New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System* $5,000

*New Jersey state has the option to revise the milestones to another quality metric based on available HIT capacity.

Why Participate?

  • Increases your bandwidth and capacity for treatment
  • Accelerates your response efforts to crisis 
  • Allows for the efficient capture, analysis, reporting and sharing of clinical and operational data 
  • Connects “siloed” systems of care to enhance care coordination and quality 
  • Overcomes your current Inability to participate in the Federal Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly known as EHR Incentive or Meaningful Use Program)

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Please complete a brief questionnaire to find out if you may be eligible to participate in this program.