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Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Data Collection: Top 10 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Apr 19, 2018

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Payroll-Based Journaling goes live next week (4.23.18) on the Nursing Home Compare Five Star! 

  1. Staffing Information Collected for Quality Interpretation

    The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) collects, tracks and analyzes Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) staffing data.  The purpose of this metric is to gauge quality of care as this information not only depicts the staffing levels, but, it may be an indicator of staffing turnover which correlate to the quality of care rendered. The information is posted publicly on the Nursing Home Compare website.
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Payroll Based Journal:  Ready or not here it comes!

Posted by The Harmony Team on Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) is the mandatory submission of staffing information which includes:

  • employee hire dates
  • employee termination dates,
  • direct hours worked (including agency and contract hours) and
  • census data. 

Data will be collected in a uniform format and on a quarterly basis. It will also be auditable to ensure accuracy. All long term care facilities will have access to this system at no cost to facilities. 

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Topics: Payroll-Based Journal

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