Ftag of the Week – F851 Payroll Based Journal

Sep 21, 2017 | Survey & FTags for Staffing

Ftag of the Week – F851 Payroll Based Journal

CMSCG continues its “Ftag of the Week” blog series with F851 Payroll Based Journal, which is part of the Administration regulatory group under the renumbered Ftags.

Each facility is responsible for ensuring that complete and accurate direct care staffing data that is entered into the Payroll-Based Journal system is auditable and, as the name implies, verifiable through payroll, invoices and/or is tied back to a contract. Direct care staffing includes agency staff and contract staff as well.


CMS Compliance Group


September 21, 2017


Elizaitis, Brandie M. “Ftag of the Week – F851 Payroll Based Journal.” CMS Compliance Group, 21 Sept. 2017, cmscompliancegroup.com/2017/09/21/f851-payroll-based-journal.