Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Deadline

The submission deadline for PBJ is approaching. PBJ data for 7/1/19 through 9/30/19 is due on November 14, 2019. CMS uses PBJ data to determine each facility’s staffing measure on the Nursing Home Compare tool on website, and calculate the staffing rating used in the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System. Once a facility uploads their data file, they need to check their final Validation Report, which can be accessed in the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) folder, to verify that the data was successfully submitted. CMS also strongly recommends that nursing homes run the following CASPER reports to review the accuracy and completeness of the data that they have entered: 1700D Employee Report, 1702D Individual Daily Staffing Report, and/or 1702S Staffing Summary Report. In addition, facilities should be running the MDS Census reports that are also available in CASPER to verify that their census is accurate.

More information about PBJ can be found on the CMS webpage