Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Deadline
The submission deadline for PBJ is approaching. PBJ data for 4/1/18 through 6/30/18 is due on 8-14-18. CMS uses PBJ data to determine each facility’s staffing measure on the Nursing Home Compare tool on Medicare.gov website, and calculate the staffing rating used in the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System.
CMS encourages facilities to check provider preview reports in the CASPER system for information regarding submitted PBJ data and to run CASPER reports (1700D Employee Report, 1702D Individual Daily Staffing Report, and/or 1702S Staffing Summary Report) to ensure their PBJ data was submitted accurately.
More information about PBJ can be found on the CMS webpage www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html.