Payroll Based Journal Reporting Deadlines

Payroll Based Journal Reporting Deadlines

06/25/2020 Tags: Announcements, In the News, COVID-19

UPDATE: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a memo to end the emergency blanket waiver on nursing home staffing data submissions. By Aug. 14, 2020, all nursing homes will need to submit staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal system.You can review the full memo here.

Earlier this year, the Q2 May 14 Payroll Based Journal filing deadline was waived. However, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services strongly encouraged nursing home facilities to report that data as it became available.

Currently, CMS are directing facilities to file their third-quarter reports by Aug. 14. There’s been no mention of the second-quarter reports. However, we believe those reports will also be due at that same time.

The CMS portal says that facilities will not be penalized for late submissions. But it doesn’t specify what happens if a facility doesn’t file anything for Q2. Also, CMS hasn’t specified how the reports are to be submitted and if all six months will be combined or averaged to update a facility’s star rating.

Contact us if you have questions about your PBJ report or the new deadline. We offer a tracker that makes entering PBJ info easier and faster and can help with your report accuracy.

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