Resources for PBJ reporting and compliance
As skilled nursing facilities scramble to prepare for Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting requirements, many are encountering more questions than answers. Use these resources to ensure that your organization has a plan for successful compliance.
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How to convert PBJ data to XML format using Excel
CMS has released Excel templates that allow you to convert your PBJ data into a valid XML format for submission. The templates work with Excel 2010 and later, and are available on the CMS Staffing Data Submission PBJ page. Instructions are included on the first tab of each spreadsheet. The user is responsible for getting their own data into the Excel format in the template provided and ensuring the data meets the rules of the PBJ Data Specifications (available on that same page).
To download the Excel template, visit the CMS Staffing Data Submission PBJ page, scroll to “Downloads” at the bottom, and look for:
- PBJ Excel to XML Template v.2.00.3 [ZIP, 20KB]