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 accurate by requiring it comes from an auditable source
3. Standardize the data that is collected