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Nursing Home Staffing Measures Transitioning to PBJ Data

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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How the Five-Star Quality Rating System Measures Quality in Senior Services

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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Providers could face Five-Star sanctions for late PBJ data

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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Studies: Five-Star Ratings Linked To Consumer Demand, Nurse Training

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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The Cost of Payroll-based Journal Reporting Adding Up Fast

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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Vendors help providers prep for staff-reporting regulation

McKnights Skilled Nursing Facility News

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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Avoid these ‘gotchas’ in PBJ reporting

McKnights Skilled Nursing Facility News

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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CMS: Nursing Homes Should Start Submitting Staffing Data

McKnights Skilled Nursing Facility News

Excerpted from: http://www.mcknights.com/news/cms-nursing-homes-should-start-submitting-staffing-data-in-two-weeks/article/439287/ CMS: Nursing Homes Should Start Submitting Staffing Data in Two Weeks By Emily Mongan, Staff Writer September 17, 2015 Skilled nursing facilities should start submitting electronic staffing data Oct. 1 for the best results, federal officials said during a SNF Open Door Forum conference call Thursday. Read more: http://www.mcknights.com/news/cms-nursing-homes-should-start-submitting-staffing-data-in-two-weeks/article/439287/

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New Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting Guidelines

Long-Term Living PBJ for SNF

Excerpted from: http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/new-payroll-based-journal 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…

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CMS Announces the Payroll-Based Journal Staffing Data Collection System for Nursing Homes

LeadingAge

Excerpted from: http://www.leadingage.org/CMS_Announces_PayrollBased… CMS Announces the Payroll-Based Journal Staffing Data Collection by Evvie Munley Published On: Apr 20, 2015 Updated On: May 13, 2015 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted information and a Survey and Certification Letter addressing the timing of submissions, sample data entry screens, and its expectations for how…

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