HIE Adoption - Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP)

About the Program

The New York State Department of Health (DOH), with support from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has established the Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) to increase HIE adoption across the State for Medicaid providers.

Building EHR interfaces to New York State Qualified Entities (QEs) will increase the quantity of data in the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and build value for the providers and patients at the point of care. Participating organizations are incentivized to contribute a pre-defined set of data elements to the SHIN-NY through a QE. This program is designed to help defray the cost for an organization when connecting to their local QE. 

New York eHealth Collaborative is coordinating the rollout of the program and the incentive payments on behalf of the State Department of Health. Limited funding is available, and this program is operated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) Informational Webinar

Learn more about DEIP program basics, eligibility requirements, data contribution requirements, program milestones, payment milestones, QE contacts, and how to get started.

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Eligibility Criteria for the Data Exchange Incentive Program

An organization must:

  • Have a Certified EHR system
  • Have at least one provider that accepts Medicaid (Fee-For-Service (FFS) or Medicaid Managed Care)
  • Contribute specific data elements to the SHIN-NY (e.g. demographics, medications, labs, allergies)
    *program specifics are available from QEs and NYeC
  • Meet other program-specific criteria related to the organization type and eligibility 


Incentive funding is $13,000 per organization.

  • Milestone 1: Becoming a Participant of a QE
  • Milestone 2: Ability to receive Summary of Care and contribute clinical data to the QE

In order to receive funding, all milestones must be completed by September 30th, 2018.

DEIP Enrollment and Attestation Process

Providers and organizations interested in DEIP should contact their local Qualified Entity (QE)/RHIO to get started. QEs will:

  • Provide the necessary enrollment and attestation forms
  • Confirm eligibility in accordance with program requirements
  • Answer questions
  • Provide you with more information on QE services

Once completed, QEs will submit the enrollment/attestation forms to NYeC on your behalf.

For general questions about DEIP, email deip@nyehealth.org

QE Contacts for DEIP

QE Contact Email

Bronx RHIO

Keela Shatzkin keela@shatzkinsystems.com


Danielle Wert dwert@healtheconnections.org


Stephen Gates sgates@wnyhealthelink.com


Manny Tavarez mtavarez@healthix.org


Kristy Aton pr@healthlinkny.com


Bryan Cudmore bcudmore@hixny.org


Sue-Anne Villano sue-ann.villano@nycig.org

Rochester RHIO

Denise Dinoto denise.dinoto@grrhio.org