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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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 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 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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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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