By Pamela J. Skrzynski, President, PamSki Solutions and
Jodie Carleton, Manager of Client Care, StaffScheduleCare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued various documents related to the electronic submission of staffing and census information in an effort to promote greater accountability for long-term care facilities (both Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing facilities). Referred to as “Payroll Data Submission – Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting,” this subject matter has been addressed both in the Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2016 Skilled Nursing Facility PPS and Consolidated Billing Update, published on April 20, 2015, and in a draft policy manual released in April 2015.

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