Frequently Asked Questions about Payroll-Based Journal

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Payroll-Based Journal General

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The next reporting deadline for CMS Payroll-Based Journal reporting is November 14, 2016. This deadline requires data for fiscal 2017 Quarter 1 which includes October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.

Staffing Hours

Medicare Advantage residents should be reported as “other”.

Category: Staffing Hours

No, you should not include time spent in new employee orientation. The only training hours that can be included are those when the employee is on the unit and available for direct patient care.

Category: Staffing Hours

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