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Why You Really Shouldn’t Wait to Submit Your PBJ Data

September 9, 2016 | Peter Corless

The first Payroll-Based Journal deadline is approaching and CMS is taking some time to clarify their expectations for providers as they prepare their first submission files.

LeadingAge & OnShift Announce Payroll-Based Journal Partnership

July 5, 2016 | Marti Bowman

Research published earlier this year indicated that 84% of long-term care providers claimed to not be fully prepared for Payroll-Based Journal. Despite the July 1st start date for mandatory data...

The Ultimate Payroll-Based Journal Resource Guide

June 30, 2016 | Mike Pumphrey

The mandatory start date for Payroll-Based Journal data collection is July 1st.  If you’ve been putting it off and aren’t sure where to start, we have you covered. I’ve compiled the ultimate list of ...

The Payroll-Based Journal July 1 Start Date: What it Really Means

June 16, 2016 | Peter Corless

If you’re a long-term care professional, it’s very likely you’ve heard a time or two that Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) starts July 1st. PBJ represents a large shift in the way staffing data is...

5 Payroll-Based Journal Gotchas and How to Avoid Them

June 9, 2016 | Peter Corless

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long recognized staffing as an integral part of the quality care puzzle, and last year introduced the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) as an...

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Payroll-Based Journal

June 1, 2016 | Peter Corless

If you work in long-term care, Payroll-Based Journal reporting is no-doubt at the top of your to-do list. You’re not alone if you have yet to register with CMS, or if you’re still not sure how you...

OHCA Recap: Payroll-Based Journal & Attracting Millennial Employees

May 17, 2016 | Jim Rubadue

It’s conference season and I recently had the opportunity to attend the Ohio Health Care Association’s (OHCA) annual conference. And even though my travel schedule has me ingratiating myself with the...

PBJ Reporting Update: Job Code Changes & CMS Submission Strategies

May 12, 2016 | Peter Corless

The first deadline for Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is looming. Mandatory collection of PBJ data begins July 1st. Submissions must be received by the end of the 45th calendar day (11:59 PM Eastern...

Payroll-Based Journal: CMS Says It’s Here To Stay & Sets Deadline

March 31, 2016 | Peter Corless

On March 18, 2016 the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an S&C memo entitled "Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) – Implementation of required electronic submission of Staffing Data for...

Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting: Got Questions? We Have Answers!

October 7, 2015 | JT Tan

We just passed the first major milestone for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) reporting. October 1, 2015 marked the opening of the voluntary process for...

PBJ Inside And Out: Understanding New CMS Staffing Data Report

June 4, 2015 | Peter Corless

Last month CMS published its draft Electronic Staffing Data Submission Payroll-Based Journal Long-Term Care Facility Policy Manual (v.1.1).

The requirement for nursing facilities to submit payroll...