Payroll Based Journal
Today, more than ever before, long-term care facilities are
being challenged to do more with less.These resource-strapped facilities will be further challenged by the new
Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) reporting requirement.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, long-term care facilities
will be required to report staffing and census information to the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services (CMS) on a quarterly basis.This data will be used to help determine the
Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System and is a requirement for all
facilities participating in the Medicaid and/or Medicare program.
Accurate submission of PBJ will require facilities to record
and report DAILY hours of each direct care worker, including agency and
contract workers, along with the job or role performed. Additional information,
such as the hire and termination dates of each employee will also need to be
included in the report.
While this venture will be extremely time consuming and
difficult to handle manually, Advanced Time can lighten the burden of this
complex reporting by providing an auditable account of each worker’s daily
activities.These hours will be
recalculated by absolute day, regardless of the pay rule calculations, then
mapped to the CMS designated job descriptions.A CMS compliant export file will be available for the electronic
submission of PBJ.All of this will
considerably reduce administrative effort, while keeping you in compliance with
the new regulations.
To learn more about how Advanced Time can help your
facilities with this new mandate, download our resources below or contact us
for a personal demonstration today.
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PBJ Data Submission Infographic
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