Submit your PBJ report by Wed, Aug 5 Need an incentive for submitting your PBJ report early? We have it! Submit your PBJ report to CMS before Wednesday, August 5 and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of five $100 Target gift cards. Note: You must submit your PBJ data through ezPBJ™ to be…

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On Wed, June 17, 2020, SimpleLTC and ezPBJ™ hosted a live webinar on PBJ reporting, covering the impacts of PBJ changes implemented during COVID-19 and answering your PBJ questions in an extended Q&A session. Based on questions asked, Jenn Moenck Feige with ezPBJ prepared this follow-up FAQ document. What’s covered in the FAQ? Will I…

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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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ezPBJ has received new details from CMS regarding its recent PBJ reporting waiver. The original PBJ reporting waiver (issued two weeks ago) stated that nursing facilities do not have to submit Q1 (Jan. 1–Mar. 31) data by May 15. We reached out to CMS for additional clarification, which CMS provided on Apr. 20. Here’s what…

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Next PBJ deadline: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020 Avoid the headache and submit your PBJ files early. If you need help, please call us at 469.916.2818 or scroll down and fill out the form. When CMS first implemented PBJ, facilities self-reported their census data for Five-Star staffing calculations. Since April 2018, CMS has automatically calculated the census instead. While…

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Software acquisition simplifies PBJ compliance for skilled nursing providers and expands Briggs’ post-acute digital offerings WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 1, 2018 – Today Briggs Healthcare announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ezPBJ. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, ezPBJ will continue to expand its software solutions for Payroll-Based Journal…

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ezPBJ Provides Free Benchmarking of Payroll-Based Journal Data for Skilled Nursing Facilities ezPBJ has released a free PBJ analytics tool to help skilled nursing facilities benchmark and monitor their payroll-based journal reporting. ezPBJ Essentials lets facilities review their CMS public use PBJ data and illustrates staffing trends across the key five-star staffing ratings published on…

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ezPBJ Releases PBJ Audit Manager Prepare your response to a potential PBJ audit with our new Audit Manager.  We’ll pull over the required files and crosswalk data and let you add additional backup data for each audit requirement. If you ever get audited, your response file is ready to download and submit. Current ezPBJ customers…

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ezPBJ Speeds Up PBJ Reporting with New Automation ezPBJ celebrates its first anniversary with the release of ezPBJ Sender, a new time saver for Skilled Nursing Facilities filing their Payroll-Based Journal reports. ezPBJ Sender helps centers submit PBJ reports to CMS and notifies them when their PBJ reports are successfully accepted. “Skilled Nursing Facilities are…

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ezPBJ Introduces New PBJ Auditing Software ezPBJ announces the release of XML Analyzer, a one-of-a-kind PBJ auditing software. XML Analyzer enables Skilled Nursing Facilities to reconcile and error check their XML files from payroll, workforce or third-party vendors before completing their Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) submission to CMS. “CFO’s consistently tell us they want to verify…

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