Next Quarterly Payroll-Based Journal Data Submission Due
Next Quarterly Payroll-Based Journal Data Submission Due by May 15th
We remind nursing home members that Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) data submissions covering Jan. 1st through March 31st must be finalized with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by May 15th. PBJ submissions have been the basis for calculating the staffing domain of the Five-Star Quality Rating System for several years, and they are now being used to compute staff turnover and weekend staffing rates currently being displayed on Nursing Home Compare. As of July of this year, CMS expects to incorporate these measures into the Five-Star calculation.
In addition, the State of New York will utilize PBJ data to measure compliance with State staffing level requirements, although penalties will not be assessed based on data due May 15th. (Members can access their 2021 Q4 PBJ data put in context of the State staffing requirements here.) Only data that are successfully submitted by the deadline are used in Five-Star calculations, and inaccurate or missing submissions can result in a home being assigned a single star for the staffing domain for one quarter.
LeadingAge New York
January 31, 2022
“Next Quarterly Payroll-Based Journal Data Submission Due by May 15th.” LeadingAge New York, 31 Jan. 2022, www.leadingageny.org/providers/nursing-homes/reimbursement1/medicare/next-quarterly-payroll-based-journal-data-submission-due-by-may-15th.
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