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Medicare Minute: Payroll-Based Journal

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Wed, Feb 12, 2020

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


Medicare Minute with Kris Mastrangelo: Payroll-based Journal (PBJ)

In today's Medicare Minute Kris Mastrangelo, President and CEO of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), discusses Payroll-based Journal also known as PBJ.   Did you know that your Payroll-based Journal data is due to CMS on February 14, 2020?  Before you submit your data make sure you verify it for accuracy.  Watch today's video for a few more suggestions regarding the submission of your PBJ data.  As always, we encourage you to share your comments and thoughts!

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Topics: CMS, Payroll-Based Journal, PBJ

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

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, Apr 19, 2018

C.A.R.E.

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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Topics: Payroll-Based Journal

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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