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:
Beginning in September 2017, Nursing Home Compare will include an icon for nursing homes that report an aberrant number of days without any nurse aide hours in the quarter or report 300+ paid work hours in a single month for some employees. These are indicators that the submitted data are incomplete or erroneous. ***
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.
How is staffing calculated?
Hi Donna — I’ll have someone from ezPBJ follow up with you to schedule a demo so you can see how PBJ data is calculated, compiled and submitted to CMS.