Update on Payroll-Based Journal

CMS issued S&C: 17-25-NH as an Update to the Electronic Staffing Submission – Payroll-Based Journal

Mandatory staffing data submission through the Payroll-Based Journal began July 1, 2016. Providers are reminded that they have until the 45th day after the end of each quarter to submit data.

  • To help providers improve their submissions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing feedback on each facility’s data through their monthly Provider Preview reports.
  • The Nursing Home Compare website now reflects whether providers have submitted data by the required deadline. Additionally, providers that have not submitted any data for two consecutive deadlines will have their overall and staffing star ratings suppressed.
  • CMS updated the data submission requirements related to hire and termination dates, and converting three job codes as optional for submission.

A link to the CMS memo:   https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-25.pdf