Payroll Based Journal Reporting
Effective July 1, 2016, care centers must electronically submit to CMS complete and accurate direct care staffing information, including information for agency and contract staff, based on payroll and other auditable data according to specifications established by CMS. This new system, which also requires submission of census data, is called Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ). PBJ data will be incorporated into Nursing Home Compare and the Five-Star Quality Rating System, but CMS has not stated how or when that will occur. At least initially, providers will continue to submit forms CMS 671 and CMS 672 at the time of survey, in addition to meeting the PBJ reporting requirements.
Sources of additional information
- CLICK HERE to visit the CMS PBJ webpage, where the agency has posted its PBJ policy manual, frequently asked questions, technical specifications, system registration information and more.
Important dates and deadlines
Submission Period Begins
Quarterly Data Submission