Submit your PBJ report by Wed, Aug 5 Need an incentive for submitting your PBJ report early? We have it! Submit your PBJ report to CMS before Wednesday, August 5 and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of five $100 Target gift cards. Note: You must submit your PBJ data through ezPBJ™ to be…

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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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On Wed, June 17, 2020, SimpleLTC and ezPBJ™ hosted a live webinar on PBJ reporting, covering the impacts of PBJ changes implemented during COVID-19 and answering your PBJ questions in an extended Q&A session. Based on questions asked, Jenn Moenck Feige with ezPBJ prepared this follow-up FAQ document. What’s covered in the FAQ? Will I…

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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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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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Next PBJ deadline: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020 Avoid the headache and submit your PBJ files early. If you need help, please call us at 469.916.2818 or scroll down and fill out the form. When CMS first implemented PBJ, facilities self-reported their census data for Five-Star staffing calculations. Since April 2018, CMS has automatically calculated the census instead. While…

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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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ezPBJ

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

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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