Medicaid – number of residents whose primary payer is Medicaid Medicare – number of residents whose primary payer is Medicare Other – number of residents whose primary payer is neither Medicaid or Medicare. Including: Medicare Advantage (Part C) Medicaid Managed Care Medicaid Pending

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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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Uploading a CMS PBJ XML file is a multi-step process: 1. Make sure your zipped XML is in a local folder since the CMS Secure Access Service will disconnect network drives. 2. Connect to the CMS Secure Access Service and then navigate to the PBJ system (more info above). 3. Once you’re in the PBJ…

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Logging into the CMS Payroll-Based Journal is a multi-step process: 1. Go to the QTSO submission access page: https://www.qtso.com/submissions/submissions.html. Click on your state and follow the prompts. 2. Enter your CMS Secure Access Service account username and password. This will connect you to the CMS network allowing you access to their private websites (including PBJ).…

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