State of California trusts SimplePBJ™ for painless PBJ compliance

Ken BellSkilled Nursing

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) offers long-term care to California veterans. The eight current homes are a system of live-in, residential care facilities offering a comprehensive plan of medical, dental, pharmacy, rehabilitation services and social activities within a homelike, small community environment. CalVet homes range from 60-1,000+ residents.

The challenge

CalVet faced significant PBJ reporting challenges. They use handwritten time-keeping forms to track staff hours and compile the data into an Access database for reporting and analysis. They began their rollout of SimplePBJ™ with the 215-bed Chula Vista facility. With 215 staff, contractors sometimes working shifts over midnight and admin staff providing direct care, CalVet faced a daunting reporting task.

SimplePBJ™ results

CalVet has been thrilled with their results and will be expanding the use of SimplePBJ™ throughout their network. Some of the outcomes they enjoyed include:

  • Easy submission: Successful uploads of multiple reports to CMS
  • Painless process: Limited managerial staff can focus on patient care quality
  • Initial quality check: The review and quality checks ensure they send the right data the first time
  • Low cost of submission: “It’s worth taking away the headache,” notes Lael Hepworth, Chula Vista Administrator.

SimplePBJ™ helped CalVet Veterans Homes comply with CMS’ PBJ requirements well in advance of the submission deadline and gave them confidence that their PBJ reports were accurate with each submission.

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  • Skilled Nursing

PBJ challenge

  • Paper timekeeping records
  • Work shifts over midnight
  • Administrative staff give direct care
  • Limited management staff


  • The State of California Veterans Homes have deployed SimplePBJ™ to all their skilled nursing facilities.

Bottom line

  • Converted paper data to PBJ rules
  • Successfully submitted to CMS within days of launching SimplePBJ™
  • Minimized reporting effort for limited staff