Are you ready for PBJ transactions?

Apr 27, 2016 | PBJ Report Submission, Rules for Staff, Hours & Census

Are you ready for PBJ transactions?

Gathering and managing the payroll data for a skilled nursing facility (SNF) can be a challenge, especially if the organization has a large number of direct-care workers. Beginning July 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require all SNFs to submit data on all direct-care staff, including employee census, hire and fire dates, hours logged and other details.

In order to facilitate the data exchanges, CMS created the Payroll-Based Journal reporting system (PBJ), which launched for voluntary data submissions in October 2015. Some facilities are creating their own processes based on the CMS system, while others are choosing to invest in software to ease the workload.


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April 27, 2016


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