After a bumpy three-month ride, PBJ reporting is back on track for the quarter. In late March, CMS issued a staffing data submission waiver due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. On June 25, that waiver ended – which means PBJ reporting requirements for the quarter are back in effect. What do I need to report? In…

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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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CMS has issued a waiver for PBJ Reporting this quarter (Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 staffing data due May 15) to provide relief to facilities during the COVID-19 crisis. The waiver reads: “Staffing Data Submission: CMS is waiving 42 CFR 483.70(q) to provide relief to long term care facilities on the requirements for submitting staffing…

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Excerpted from: https://skillednursingnews.com/2019/03/cms-hundreds-more-buildings-could-receive-one-star-staffing-ratings-under-new-rules/ CMS: Hundreds More Buildings Could Receive One-Star Staffing Ratings Under New Rules by Maggie Flynn Published On: March 12, 2019 The new, stricter skilled nursing staffing standards slated for implementation by the federal government next month weren’t entirely unexpected, but they raise questions about the broader problem of understaffed facilities — and…

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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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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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CMS shared details with State Survey Agency Directors on how they will use Payroll-Based Journal data for Staffing Five Star measures. Download the full memo here or read on for our summary: There’s much to unpack in this detailed memo.  ezPBJ has summarized the key points of interest below: How the Staffing Five Star Rating…

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PBJ Audits are a key part of the Staffing Five Star methodology going forward based on the details shared by CMS with State Survey Agency Directors on how they will use Payroll-Based Journal data for Staffing Five Star measures. Download the full memo here.   Here’s what to watch for in preparing your PBJ submissions so…

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