Posts Tagged ‘Payroll-Based Journal’

Studies: Five-Star Ratings Linked To Consumer Demand, Nurse Training

Provider Magazine Post-Acute Care

Excerpted from: http://www.providermagazine.com/news/Pages/2016/0816/Studies-Five-Star-Ratings-Linked-To-Consumer-Demand,-Nurse-Training-.aspx By Amy Mendoza Consumers increasingly are more likely to choose a skilled nursing care center if it has a Five-Star Rating of five stars, according to a recent study by Health Services Research. In its study, “Changes in Consumer Demand Following Public Reporting of Summary Quality Ratings: An Evaluation in Nursing Homes,”…

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The Cost of Payroll-based Journal Reporting Adding Up Fast

Long-Term Living PBJ for SNF

Excerpted from: http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/regulatory-compliancecms/cost-payroll-based-journal-reporting-adding-fast The Cost of Payroll-based Journal Reporting Adding Up Fast By David Raths For the past year, skilled nursing facilities have been aware of pending new regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Facilities are required to electronically submit detailed direct-care staffing information, with the intent of linking those staffing…

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Evaluating Payroll Based Journal Solutions

Evaluating Payroll-Based Journal Solutions With the deadline for required submission of Payroll-Based Journaling (PBJ) quickly approaching, the lack of preparation throughout the industry is a bit intimidating. Currently we are seeing long-term care providers pursuing one of three options: First, administrators are considering taking PBJ reporting on in-house with a combination of payroll data and…

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CMS Publishes Version 2 Updated PBJ Technical Information

CMS Publishes V2 of PBJ Technical Specs The following PBJ Submission Specifications are now available under the Downloads section of CMS’ Payroll Based Journal page: • PBJ 1.0 Submission Specs V1.00.0 for the October 1, 2015 Release • PBJ 2.0 Submission Specs V2.00.0 for the June 26, 2016 Release The submission specs consist of the…

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PBJ – Have You Registered with CMS?

Registering with CMS for PBJ The Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is a website through which Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) will be required to submit staffing data pulled directly from their payroll software, starting in July 2016. Surveys have shown that most facilities are not well prepared for this change. In order to become prepared, CMS opened…

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New Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting Guidelines

Long-Term Living PBJ for SNF

Excerpted from: http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/new-payroll-based-journal By Pamela J. Skrzynski, President, PamSki Solutions and Jodie Carleton, Manager of Client Care, StaffScheduleCare The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued various documents related to the electronic submission of staffing and census information in an effort to promote greater accountability for long-term care facilities (both Skilled Nursing Facilities…

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CMS Announces the Payroll-Based Journal Staffing Data Collection System for Nursing Homes

LeadingAge

Excerpted from: http://www.leadingage.org/CMS_Announces_PayrollBased… CMS Announces the Payroll-Based Journal Staffing Data Collection by Evvie Munley Published On: Apr 20, 2015 Updated On: May 13, 2015 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted information and a Survey and Certification Letter addressing the timing of submissions, sample data entry screens, and its expectations for how…

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