Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP | Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare The Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted a report dated August 3, 2020 by the same title as this blog as well as this: Consumer Transparency Could Be Increased.  The 38-page report as well as the brief are interesting reads. “Of 12,862 nursing homes, 7 percent (943) reported 30…

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CMS has ended the PBJ staffing data submission waiver included in the COVID-19 emergency blanket waiver. In a letter released June 25, CMS announced that facilities are once again required to submit their April–June PBJ data by the normal August 14 deadline. CMS also decided NOT to require the submission of January–March 2020 staffing data for PBJ reporting, a…

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Excerpted from: https://skillednursingnews.com/2019/03/cms-hundreds-more-buildings-could-receive-one-star-staffing-ratings-under-new-rules/ CMS: Hundreds More Buildings Could Receive One-Star Staffing Ratings Under New Rules by Maggie Flynn Published On: March 12, 2019 The new, stricter skilled nursing staffing standards slated for implementation by the federal government next month weren’t entirely unexpected, but they raise questions about the broader problem of understaffed facilities — and…

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Excerpted from: https://www.leadingageny.org/providers/nursing-homes/survey-clinical-and-quality/nursing-home-staffing-measures-transitioning-to-pbj-data/   Nursing Home Staffing Measures Transitioning to PBJ Data n a letter issued on April 6th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms that it is shifting the data source used to calculate the staffing measures of the nursing home quality rating system this month. When the transition occurs, the staffing…

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Excerpted from: http://www.claconnect.com/resources/articles/how-the-fivestar-quality-rating-system-measures-quality-in-senior-services CMS to Publicly Post PBJ Data By Jillian Martin and Carl Moellenkamp In 2008 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a tool to assist consumers in evaluating nursing homes. The Nursing Home Compare website was developed and updated by CMS to provide an overall rating to all Medicare and…

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McKnights Skilled Nursing Facility News

Excerpted from: http://www.mcknights.com/news/providers-could-face-five-star-sanctions-for-late-pbj-data/article/518567 By Emily Mongan, Staff Writer August 25, 2016 Nursing homes that fail to submit electronic staffing data by the first required deadline may face sanctions and could see their Five-Star rating suffer as a result, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said Thursday. Providers are required to submit their staffing data…

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Provider Magazine Post-Acute Care

Excerpted from: http://www.providermagazine.com/news/Pages/2016/0816/Studies-Five-Star-Ratings-Linked-To-Consumer-Demand,-Nurse-Training-.aspx By Amy Mendoza Consumers increasingly are more likely to choose a skilled nursing care center if it has a Five-Star Rating of five stars, according to a recent study by Health Services Research. In its study, “Changes in Consumer Demand Following Public Reporting of Summary Quality Ratings: An Evaluation in Nursing Homes,”…

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Long-Term Living PBJ for SNF

Excerpted from: http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/regulatory-compliancecms/cost-payroll-based-journal-reporting-adding-fast The Cost of Payroll-based Journal Reporting Adding Up Fast By David Raths For the past year, skilled nursing facilities have been aware of pending new regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Facilities are required to electronically submit detailed direct-care staffing information, with the intent of linking those staffing…

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Excerpted from: http://www.mcknights.com/news/vendors-help-providers-prep-for-staff-reporting-regulation/article/501204/ Vendors help providers prep for staff-reporting regulation By Elizabeth Leis Newman, Senior Editor June 06, 2016 As the Payroll-Based Journal reporting deadline looms, many vendors have spent the spring selling new solutions. Providers must start electronically submitting direct care staffing information data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by July…

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Excerpted from: http://www.mcknights.com/marketplace/avoid-these-gotchas-in-pbj-reporting/article/496731/ Avoid these ‘gotchas’ in PBJ reporting By Don Feige, ezPBJ CEO May 16, 2016 The latest communications from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicate mandatory PBJ submission will not be delayed. Most skilled nursing facilities are starting the work to prepare for the first Payroll-Based Journal submission that is due…

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