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ezPBJ Speeds Up PBJ Reporting with New Automation

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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

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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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Submitting PBJ to CMS

PBJ Gotchas Quarter Not Matching When uploading files to CMS, make sure the Federal Fiscal Quarter in your file matches the quarter you select in the system, or your submission will be rejected. By February 14, facilities must report QUARTER 1, 2017 data (October 1 to December 31, 2016.)Calendar Day. Lessons from Practice Submissions The latest…

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Latest from CMS on PBJ

PBJ Gotchas CMS System Access With the vast majority of SNF’s submitting PBJ data in the weeks before the Nov. 14th deadline, CMS’ site was slow and difficult to access. Workarounds included accessing in off hours or logging into other regions. Plan ahead to avoid technical challenges before the February 14th deadline! Latest from CMS on PBJ CMS released…

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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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Done is Better than Perfect

PBJ Gotchas CMS System Access Some customers are reporting slowness or inability to log into CMS to upload or enter their PBJ reports. Plan ahead and test your access to make sure you can submit your report on time. Done is Better Than Perfect! It is the LAST week before the first official PBJ deadline!…

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ezPBJ Launches Experts Network to Help Skilled Nursing Facilities with PBJ Compliance

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ezPBJ Launches Experts Network to Help Skilled Nursing Facilities with PBJ Compliance Rochester, NY-based ezPBJ has established a network of expert partners in Payroll Based Journal rules to help skilled nursing facilities comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new PBJ reporting process. ezPBJ Network partners include MDS Consultants, 360 Consulting and Amy…

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PBJ Completion Checklist

PBJ Gotchas Vendor Files SNF’s are still responsible for what is submitted to CMS, even when a vendor gives you their PBJ files. Audit and scrub your vendor staffing hours for accuracy and to spot missing data. Make sure staff in vendor-created files have unique ID’s and don’t overlap your employee ID’s. Measure Twice, Cut…

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Time and Effort to Submit PBJ

PBJ Gotchas Crossover Staff Staff working in multiple job roles should have their hours submitted per each unique job title, according to CMS. The easiest way to capture this is to have your staff punch in and out of their different roles. In addition, ezPBJ lets you modify your staff and time data and split…

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Providers could face Five-Star sanctions for late PBJ data

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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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