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The New Five-Star Staffing Guide Is Here

February 14, 2022 | Elise Walton

Knowing the ins and outs of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating system is critical to driving census growth. Potential residents and their families,...

New CMS 5-Star Quality Rating Calculations Explained

January 26, 2022 | Peter Corless

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that weekend staffing and staff turnover will be published on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website starting this month (January...

Employee Turnover & Weekend Staffing Levels Going Public On Nursing Home Compare

January 12, 2022 | Peter Corless

In a memo issued on Friday, January 7, 2022, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that both weekend staffing levels and employee turnover data will be made public on Nursing...

CMS Announces Submission Deadline for Q2 2020 Payroll-Based Journal Data

June 29, 2020 | Peter Corless

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to end the emergency waiver and resume requirements for all nursing homes to submit staffing data through the...

OnShift Helps Solon Pointe Achieve Workforce Management Success

July 20, 2018 | Jim Rubadue

OnShift is a literal crowd pleaser for Solon Pointe – an Embassy Healthcare Community in Northeast Ohio. Hear employees at all levels – from corporate HR director to nursing assistant - discuss how...

Free Checklist: What To Look For In A Senior Care Scheduling Software

May 11, 2018 | Mike Pumphrey

 Having the right scheduling software in place helps reduce unnecessary labor costs and increase scheduling efficiencies, all while supporting your biggest priority: providing the highest quality of...

Innovative Senior Care Workforce Tactics Take Center Stage At OHCA '18

May 9, 2018 | Tommy Marzella

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Ohio Health Care Association Convention & Expo (OHCA) in Columbus, Ohio. From attending sessions to wandering around the trade show floor, the energy...

CMS Expects PBJ Data To Soon Impact Five-Star Ratings

January 25, 2018 | Peter Corless

According to a recent memo, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be releasing the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) data for the third quarter of the calendar year 2017 to the public...

The Top 10 Long-Term Care & Senior Living Blogs Of 2017

January 19, 2018 | Marti Bowman

2017 was an action-packed 365 days for all of us at OnShift, with our efforts each and every day focused on helping senior care providers address their most critical workforce challenges.

PBJ Update: CMS Memo Announces Data Submissions Go Public Nov. 1

September 28, 2017 | Peter Corless

Beginning Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid will post public files of providers’ Payroll-Based Journal data to provide “transparency” to LTC facilities, stakeholders and the general public.

PBJ Update: CMS Continues to Crack Down on Incorrect Submissions

August 18, 2017 | Peter Corless

The scrutiny that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) faces with respect to facility Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting continues to evolve and senior care providers need to be aware of...

REPORT: SNFs Decrease Deficiencies Despite Staffing Struggles

July 17, 2017 | Peter Corless

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s recently released “Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies” report shows deficiencies have dropped across the industry from 9.3% in 2009 to...