PBJ Isn’t Peanut Butter & Jelly

09-29-2016
Ari Benet

If you clicked on this you’re either associated with a nursing home or the title grabbed your attention. Regardless, it doesn’t hurt to learn more about this important topic.

What is PBJ?

 

As I mentioned in the title, PBJ isn’t Peanut Butter & Jelly and isn’t as simple as it either. PBJ stands for Payroll Based Journal and it’s an electronic report that will be mandated in July 2016 for all nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The report will include the number of hours by each staff member each day within the respective quarter and will be submitted to the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). The report will have to be submitted in XML format (looks like the coding from the Matrix).

What’s the Point?

 

CMS has identified staffing as being one of the most crucial components of a nursing home’s ability to provide quality care. The point of the Payroll Based Journal is to collect staffing information to help CMS assign a quality rating for nursing homes/long-term facilities.

PBJ: The Next ACA Frontier

 

PBJ (Payroll Based Journal) is a new ACA requirement that applies to long-term care facilities as of July 1, 2016. Facilities must track daily direct care staffing information and submit electronically with census data on a quarterly basis to CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services).

Viventium’s PBJ service provides you with the tools you need to comply. Now is the time to clarify your obligations, identify mission-critical steps to establishing compliance and learn how to configure your PBJ service in our software.


At Viventium, we are committed to helping you with the increased compliance requirements that have resulted from rapidly evolving legislation.  We aim to minimize your administrative burden across the entire spectrum of employment-related payroll, tax, HR, and benefits so that you can focus on the work that matters: running your business.  We provide you with this information as a way to amplify your understanding of the impact of regulatory requirements – but please do not construe this information as tax or legal advice.  By nature, this information is subject to revision and might not be the most up-to-date information available.  We encourage you to consult with the appropriate legal and tax advisors before making any decisions.

Topics: HHA, PBJ Reporting, Payroll Based Journal

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