PBJ Implementation of Required Electronic Submission of Staffing Data for Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities (Mar 2016)

CMS Survey & Certification Letter
PUBLISHED: March 18, 2016
CMS LISTING: Survey & Certification Letter 16-13

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In memorandum 16-13-NH – from March 2016 – CMS alerts providers to the impending start date for the new requirements to electronically submit staffing data through the PBJ. The memorandum largely restates and summarizes on one place the various PBJ requirements and resources available to date including:

  • Mandatory submission period begins July 1, 2016
  • Facilities should 1) Obtain a CMSNet User ID for PBJ Individual, Corporate and Third Party users
  • 2) Obtain a PBJ QIES Provider ID for CASPER Reporting and PBJ system access and
  • 3) Complete training on PBJ Training Modules for an introduction to the PBJ system and step by step
    registration instruction on QTSO e-University

And CMS reminds facilities that the PBJ program is required, not optional and that CMS maintains
authority to issue enforcement remedies, such as the imposition of civil money penalties (CMPs),
for noncompliance with the PBJ requirements.