What data was used at the start of PBJ-based staffing Five Star ratings? (Apr 2018)

REVISED Five Star Technical Users’ Guide: April 2018

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In this Guide, CMS first implements a staffing Five Star rating based on PBJ data and replaces the existing staffing measures. The PBJ model includes:

  1. Payroll-based journal (PBJ) staffing hours,
  2. Resident census derived from MDS assessments, and
  3. Case-mix based on RUG-IV’s 66 groups

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