Posts Tagged ‘CMS’

Briggs Healthcare acquires ezPBJ

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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 Launches Free Essentials Accounts for PBJ Benchmarking

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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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Nursing Home Staffing Measures Transitioning to PBJ Data

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 Announces How PBJ Will Be Used for Staffing Five Star

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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Gotchas to Watch for in PBJ Audits

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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Why the MDS Will Impact Your PBJ Five Star

A little-noticed PBJ policy update last September will play an important role in your Staffing Five Star rating once CMS begins using PBJ data in 2018.  PBJ Census calculations are now based on your MDS. PBJ rules no longer require the submission of Resident Census.  Instead, CMS released a new method they will use to…

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ezPBJ Releases PBJ Audit Manager

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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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PBJ Audits Are Beginning

PBJ Gotchas ezPBJ Audit Manager ezPBJ is working hard to make your PBJ audits as pain-free as possible!  ezPBJ already holds much of the information requested by CMS and will make that information easily downloadable.  In addition we are adding a new audit section where you can upload the requested PBJ audit documents and create the…

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Avoiding PBJ Submission Challenges

PBJ Gotchas New CMS Rule on Hire Dates CMS made an impactful change to the PBJ rules in February, making the reporting of employee Hire Dates and Termination Dates optional. CMS also removed the rule on using the same Employee ID more than once in a single PBJ Submission. These changes are Issues 8 and 9 in the latest PBJ Data…

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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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