pbj reporting requirements

Payroll-Based Journal Reporting Requirements

Effective July 1, 2016 CMS required all skilled nursing facilities to collect and submit total direct care hours worked per employee per day (including agency and contract staff), and facility census.

Direct Care Hours

Knowing what hours should and should not be reported in the PBJ submission will go a long way to compiling a complete and accurate file for submission. CMS has defined 35 job codes to be used when reporting direct care hours worked. 



Employee Turnover & Tenure

Please note that CMS has released an updated file specification for Payroll-Based Journal submissions. Reporting employee hire and termination dates are now optional. For more information, please click here.



Census Information

In addition to staffing data, PBJ reporting requires that census information be provided for the last day of each month.



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