NJ State of New Jersey
Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and
 Addiction Services
New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System(NJSAMS)                
Carole Johnson Valerie L. Mielke
Commissioner Assistant Commissioner
Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

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For Consumer #844-276-2777
For Provider #844-276-2444

Dear Provider,

In an effort to assist you with your NJSAMS questions, we have released a new feature – a quarterly NJSAMS newsletter! The newsletter will contain questions frequently found in NJSAMS helpdesk tickets, some important announcements, and a featured article we would like to share with you! We hope this will help to answer some of your questions and to minimize the need for helpdesk tickets in the future. The link can be found below:

NJSAMS News Letter



Dear Provider,

In an effort to improve our customer service, we have released a new online customer service ticketing system. Please use this new system to submit any issues you may experience. You will be assigned a ticket number so you can track the status of problem resolution. The link can be found under the “Help” menu.


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Office of Information Systems - OIS
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services - DMHAS
INP and UNCOPE Survey
Dear Provider,
We are conducting a survey to determine the usefulness of the INP and UNCOPE and how frequently these tools are used during the screening process by the provider agencies. Please respond to the survey by clicking the link below to assist us! You can enter your name and provider agency or remain anonymous. Thank you for your input!
INP and UNCOPE Survey
Medication Assisted Treatment (OTP) Pre-Authorization (PA) Issued by the Rutgers UBHC IME After April 1, 2019.
On and after April 1, 2019 Medicaid will no longer require a PA for payment of Opioid Maintenance Outpatient service claims. Providers will no longer be required to submit a request for a PA for the LOC “Opioid Maintenance Outpatient” – services codes H0020 HF 26 and H0033 HF 26. OTP providers are to submit requests for PAs for clients admitted on or prior to March 31, 2019 prior to or no later than March 31, 2019. However, on and after April 1, 2019 some providers of Opioid Maintenance Outpatient may need to obtain a PA for an admission to prior to April 1, 2019. When that is the case, the provider will submit in NJSAMS a LOCI request for a client who was admitted to an OTP Opioid Maintenance Outpatient service prior to April 1, 2019. These providers will be able to submit their delayed requests to the IME in NJSAMS only during the first seven (7) days of April 2019 – from Monday April 1 thru Sunday April 7. The IME will issue PAs for provider authorization requests for services codes H0020 HF 26 and H0033 HF 26 that justify admission, with a PA Admission/Start date on or prior to April 1, 2019. Those PAs will have an end date of March 31, 2019. Should an OTP provider have concerns about this procedure prior to April 7, 2019 they may call the IME at 844-276-2444 for guidance. Should an OTP provider request a PA after April 7, 2019 for services provided prior to April 1, 2019 they may contact the Medicaid provider assistance unit at 609-631-4642.
Changes in NJSAMS Credentials Policy
Per DMHAS policy and guide lines, NJSAMS users who have not logged in within the last 90 days will be disabled automatically in NJSAMS. If any user’s NSJAMS account is disabled due to this rule, must contact NJSAMS administrator within your agency to get new user credentials. This process will start on 2/11/2019.
Ticket Management System (TMS) update
We are pleased to inform you that a new feature in TMS is available starting from 12/11/2018. Providers do not need to open a new ticket if a ticket was responded as "INADEQUATE INFO" by reviewer.
you can re-submit the same ticket by providing more information.

Please click here for step by step process.
Registration for Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility
Please click here for the process to Become a Presumptive Eligibility (PE) Provider.
NJSAMS Quarterly Webinar
NJSAMS’s 2019 quarterly webinars will be organized on February 19th, May 7th, August 20th and November 7th, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Registration link will be posted 3 weeks prior to these dates.
Please click on the link below to register for NJSAMS quarterly webinar on Tuesday Aug 20th , 2019 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Webinar Registration
NJSAMS EHR Import Feature Specifications
For information about HL7 Specification that NJSAMS support in Phase-I,click: HL7 Specification
For sample HL7 file, click: HL7 Sample
For HL7 Import proess in NJSAMS, click: EHR Import Process in NJSAMS
Dear Providers,

  • As of 02/04/2019, Financial eligibility for individuals seeking DAS contract and Fee for Services will be determined on Federal Poverty Level 2019 guide lines.

  • Real time Medicaid verification has been implemneted which enables providers to check client Medicaid eligiblity through NJSAMS.

  • Providers can import client's demographic data into NJSAMs from their EHR system using HL7 format.

  • Until further notice, the ERL for Medicaid clients will remain open in the ERL Due List for 30 days from the end date of the current Medicaid PA. This does not changed the end date of the existing Medicaid authorization. This does not impact any of the current UM procedures.
    Dear Providers,

    Please click here for DSM-5 changes in NJSAMS as several providers were not familiar with the clinical update regarding 0.5-Early Intervention and the “At Risk” status of a consumer who does not meet DSM-5 criteria for any diagnosis.
  • NJSAMS 4.3.1 has been released on 07/01/2019!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 4.3.1 RCL
  • NJSAMS 4.3 has been released on 06/19/2019!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 4.3 RCL
  • NJSAMS 4.1 has been released on 12/11/2018!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 4.1 RCL
  • NJSAMS 4.0 has been released on 07/01/2018!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 4.0 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.8 has been released on 05/18/2018!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.8 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.7 has been released on 12/08/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.7 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.6 has been released on 11/15/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.6 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.5.3 has been released on 09/14/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.5.3 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.5.2 has been released on 09/01/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.5.2 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.5.1 has been released on 07/24/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.5.1 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.5 has been released on 07/01/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.5 RCL
  • NJSAMS has been released on 04/17/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.4.5 has been released on 04/10/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.4.5 RCL
  • NJSAMS 3.4.4 has been released on 03/07/2017!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.4.4 RCL
  • NJSAMS has been released on 11/30/2016!! Clients admitted in IOP level of care (across all the initiatives) will appear in ERL due list 10 days before expiring current authorization
  • NJSAMS 3.4.2 has been released on 09/26/2016!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS 3.4.2 RCL
  • NJSAMS has been released on 07/15/2016!! Please find the Release Content Letter (RCL): NJSAMS RCL
  • For previous NJSAMS release information, click here
  • NJSAMS 3.4.2 Release PowerPoint   State Administrative PA   IME Update for Providers
  • Letter to IME Affiliated Providers - Change in IME Timeline for Medicaid Prior Authorization (PA). please click on link below
  • Change in IME Timeline

    This notice accompanies a disclosure of information concerning a client in substance use treatment made to you with the consent of such client. This information has been disclosed to you from records protected by Federal confidentiality rules (42 C.F.R. Part 2). The Federal rules prohibit you from making any further disclosure of this information unless further disclosure is expressly permitted by the written consent of the person to whom it pertains or as otherwise permitted by 42 C.F.R. Part 2. A general authorization for the release of medical or other information is NOT sufficient for this purpose. The federal rules restrict any use of information to criminally investigate or prosecute any alcohol or drug abuse client.

    For any help regarding NJSAMS, please contact call center at 609-438-4415. IME Helpline For Consumer #844-276-2777,For Provider #844-276-2444
    HIPAA Password Compliance

    The HIPAA Privacy Regulations require that appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards are in place to protect the privacy of protected health information. To meet this requirement, New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System(NJSAMS) has implemented a change to the password policy for all accounts used for accessing the NJSAMS web site.

    The following represents the minimum requirements for your NJSAMS password.

    • Password complexity: Must not contain significant portions (three or more contiguous characters) of your User Id, must be at least eight (8) characters in length, must not use control characters and other non-printing characters, and must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories arranged in any order.
      • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
      • English lowercase characters (a through z)
      • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
      • Non-alphabetic characters: ~!@#$%^*&;?.+_
    • Maximum age: All passwords must be changed at least every sixty (60) days.
    • History: Set at six (6), meaning the password needs to be set six times before it can be reused.
    • Account Lockout Threshold: After five (5) unsuccessful attempts to enter a password, the involved user-ID will be temporarily disabled for five (5) minutes after which the account will be automatically unlocked.
    Guide to Creating A Secure Password
    Passwords must be a minimum of eight (8) characters long and alphanumeric. Passwords should not be based on one's user name, actual name or any dictionary name; i.e., a good password should not contain standard words. The longer your password is the more secure it will be.