What is PBJ reporting?

Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires facilities to electronically submit direct care staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based on payroll and other auditable data. The data, when combined with census information, can then be used to not only report on the level of staff in each nursing home, but also to report on employee turnover and tenure, which can impact the quality of care delivered. CMS has developed a system for facilities to submit staffing and census information – Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ). This system will allow staffing and census information to be collected on a regular and more frequent basis than currently collected. It will also be auditable to ensure accuracy.

What does this mean to providers?

The collection of staffing data in a standardized format will allow providers to level the playing field relative to the consistent reporting of those considered to be direct care workers or Certified Employees. The system will focus providers’ attention on staffing, scheduling and the related cost of labor, which represents the single largest operating cost in the long term care industry.

Access1Source can help!

We can help you meet your PBJ electronic staffing data reporting requirements with our automated, integrated workforce management solution. Our CMS staffing data submission module will reduce the administrative burden of data collection and reporting allowing you to focus on delivering quality care to your patients.

Our platform offers a robust data configuration allowing workforce management data to be converted to the appropriate format, quickly and reliably, transferring data fields such as employee ID, total hours worked, and more, from our system to the CMS system. The CMS staffing data submission module also accommodates inclusion of resident census data, which the PBJ reporting system requires as well as mapping your current departments to the required CMS job title codes.