CMS: Nursing homes should start submitting staffing data in two weeks

Sep 18, 2015 | CMS' PBJ Policies, PBJ Report Submission

Nursing homes should start submitting staffing data in two weeks

Nursing homes are encouraged by CMS to submit practice PBJ data to familiarize themselves with the new system and requirements of payroll-based journal reporting. 

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CMS: Nursing homes should start submitting staffing data in two weeks

Skilled nursing facilities should start submitting electronic staffing data Oct. 1 for the best results, federal officials said during a SNF Open Door Forum conference call Thursday.

Lorelei Chapman, a health insurance specialist with the Division of Nursing Homes, Survey & Certification Group, encouraged providers to use the voluntary submission period to test their data submission processes as soon as possible. The mandatory filing period begins July 1, 2016.  READ FULL ARTICLE

“CMS: Nursing Homes Should Start Submitting Staffing Data in Two Weeks.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 18 Sept. 2015, www.mcknights.com/news/cms-nursing-homes-should-start-submitting-staffing-data-in-two-weeks

Payroll-Based Journal Reporting system should lose a star

“I’m with the government, and I’m here to help.”

Sense a little irony in that statement?

If so, you won’t be shocked that the federal government is tweaking how it rates nursing homes, but the small changes may pose big problems for some facilities.

Some background: For the past five years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has provided a one-to-five star rating for nursing homes that participate in the government programs.  READ FULL ARTICLE

Rust, Betsy. “Payroll-Based Journal Reporting System Should Lose a Star.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 28 Dec. 2015www.mcknights.com/blogs/guest-columns/payroll-based-journal-reporting-system-should-lose-a-star

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