Implementation of Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act (Apr 2015)

CMS Survey & Certification Letter
CMS Quality Safety & Oversight Memorandum
PUBLISHED: April 10, 2015
CMS LISTING: Survey & Certification Letter 15-35

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In the inaugural PBJ memorandum 15-35-NH from April 2015, CMS notifies States of the posting of technical specifications and related information for the electronic submission of staffing information based on payroll data. This information is posted here.

This memorandum provides information such as:

  • timing of submissions
  • sample entry screens for CMS’ PBJ system
  • how CMS expects facilities to electronically submit their staffing data – either through a payroll vendor or through manual entry

The memorandum also outlines the expected timeline of PBJ data collection including:

  • Registration for voluntary submission beginning August 2015
  • Initial data collection on a voluntary basis beginning October 1, 2015
  • PBJ data collection on a mandatory basis beginning July 1, 2016