New Five-Star scoring metrics announced by CMS could penalize thousands of SNFs with falling star ratings for Staffing. The new guidance for calculating staffing stars incorporates weekend nurse staffing, nurse turnover, and administrator turnover. The data changes will affect calculations beginning July 27. That’s not much time before the Aug. 14 PBJ submission deadline!
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About your expert
Nate Hoard is the Senior PBJ Specialist for SimpleLTC. For over a decade, Nate headed up SimpleLTC’s client support team. He now brings his product and industry expertise to the Payroll-Based Journal community, providing guidance for thousands of nursing facility staff in this critical compliance function.
Good morning … with the upcoming change to staffing, how will agency count toward facility turnover and retention numbers?
Also, is there a turnover calculator that CMS will be utilizing that can be shared?
Thanks for the question, Juli! Agency staff will be included in turnover calculations as long as they meet the minimum hours worked threshold. CMS’ rule is that ANY staff member who works at least 120 hours over any 90-day period will be eligible for the turnover rating. Staff who work 120 hours over a 90-day period will be counted as a turnover IF they then go 60 consecutive days with no worked shifts. You can check out the details of the turnover calculations on p. 11 of the latest Five-Star User Guide.
We’d also like to invite you to our upcoming PBJ webinar. We’ll be going over this and other important information for the PBJ submission deadline. You can learn more and register on this page.
Hi Ken – Can I get a copy of the slide deck? Also was this recorded for us to listen to somewhere?
Thanks so much!
Hi Amy, here is the link to the slides – https://www.simpleltc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/SimpleLTC-PBJ-Quarterly-Check-In-July-2022.pdf
We will have the recording posted on this page as soon as we get it processed!