A new CMS warning alerts providers that PBJ data will be used in Five-Star rating calculations beginning next year. It also reminds providers that late submissions will result in star ratings being “suppressed” (i.e., removed) from ratings tables and the Nursing Home Compare website.
The CMS alert, which now appears on facility Five-Star reports, reads as follows:
We recommend that SimpleLTC customers proactively track and submit staffing data throughout the quarter, rather than waiting until the last minute before a deadline. PBJ data must be submitted successfully and accepted by CMS in order to be considered on time.
Here’s an example of a Five-Star report with the CMS alert:
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For more info about PBJ staffing data submission, visit the CMS Staffing Data Submission PBJ page.