In order to support continued population health improvement across New Jersey, the Department of Health (DOH) has developed a hospital performance initiative called the Quality Improvement Program – New Jersey. Through QIP-NJ, the state of New Jersey has made available more than $168 million available in hospital incentives.
What is QIP-NJ?
QIP-NJ will be administered by the Department of Health in conjunction with the Department of Human Services as a Medicaid pay-for-performance initiative open to all acute care hospitals in the state. This pay-for-performance program will support hospitals’ quality improvement strategies to better support the maternal health and behavioral systems of care and quality of services provided in New Jersey. The program officially launched as of July 1, 2021, and will run through June 30, 2022.
Who is eligible for QIP-NJ?
All acute care hospitals in New Jersey are eligible to participate. Hospitals will earn QIP-NJ incentive payments through the achievement of performance targets on state-selected quality measures that demonstrate improvements in maternal care processes, reductions in maternal morbidity, improvements in connections to behavioral health services, and reductions in potentially preventable utilization for the behavioral health population.
How can HCIS help you maximize your incentives?
Our team helped hospitals in DSRIP earn more than $96 million in incentives for the 2019 DSRIP RY with the use of our Measures Manager platform. In fact, New Jersey hospitals using our Measures Manager platform earned almost $3 million more on average than those who did not.
Our team will help you:
- Successfully make submission deadlines
- Maximize your financial incentives
- Identify your attributed beneficiary population via claims and quality data
- Collect quality metric data
- Aggregate quality measures data to produce organization, practice, provider and even patient-level reports
- Translate aggregate reports to standard QIP-NJ submission layouts
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