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 measures displayed on the Nursing Home Compare website, as well as the staffing ratings used in the 5-Star rating system, will be based on quarterly, auditable data that providers submit through the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) system rather than on self-reported data collected at the time of survey. The initial PBJ-based staffing measures and staffing star ratings will be based on data for the fourth quarter of 2017 that homes submitted by the Feb. 14, 2018 deadline.
Read more at: https://www.leadingageny.org/providers/nursing-homes/survey-clinical-and-quality/nursing-home-staffing-measures-transitioning-to-pbj-data/