Nursing Home Compare is a website managed by the federal government that has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.  It contains quality of care and staffing information for all 15,000 plus Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.  The staffing data from the Payroll-Based Journal will eventually end up on Nursing…

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The next reporting deadline for CMS Payroll-Based Journal reporting is November 14, 2016. This deadline requires data for fiscal 2017 Quarter 1 which includes October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.

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The facility ID is NOT the Medicare ID, Medicaid ID, CCN or NPI. The facility ID is a unique identifier assigned to the provider by the state agency.   CMS has published an Excel spreadsheet listing all CMS Facility IDs. To access the spreadsheet, connect to the CMS QIES System for providers and click on the…

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Job Title codes identify the role a staff member has performed. Here is a full list of the CMS PBJ Job Titles: Labor Category Code Job Title Code Labor Description Job Description Description of Services 1 1 Administration Services Administrator Administrative staff responsible for facility management as required under 483.75(d) such as the administrator and…

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The goal of the CMS Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is collect auditable data to track nursing home staffing levels and employee turnover and tenure, which can impact the quality of care delivered.  In order to achieve this goal, CMS will: 1. Collect staffing and census data regularly and more frequently (each quarter) 2. Ensure data is…

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Payroll-Based Journal Requirements In accordance with Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) skilled nursing facilities are required to electronically submit staffing information to drive accountability and consistency in reporting throughout the industry. Total direct care hours worked, including agency and contract staff, employee hire and termination date, and facility census must be included and auditable. This…

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