Things to remember when submitting PBJ data

Apr 23, 2020 | PBJ Audits by CMS, Rules for PBJ Reporting

Things to remember when submitting PBJ data

The Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) electronic data submission sneaks up on us every quarter, but due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is waiving the deadline to report the 2020 Fiscal Quarter 2 PBJ data (Jan 1-March 31) by May 15. CMS will provide further information as soon as possible but are encouraging facilities to still report data as they are able.  There will be no penalties or negative impacts to staffing ratings for not submitting by May 15.

As facilities work to gather the necessary information, here are some reminders to help perform a successful submission:




April 23, 2020


Dalrymple, Brady. “Things to Remember When Submitting PBJ Data.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 23 Apr. 2020,