With just over two months until the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting deadline, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are starting to feel the pressure. Beginning July 1, 2016, SNFs must electronically submit PBJ files to CMS, including direct care staffing information (for both agency and contract staff) based on payroll and other auditable data.
As we’ve pointed out before, many facilities are worried about the additional burden to their workloads, as well as the possibility of penalties if the process is handled incorrectly. Many SimpleLTC customers have asked if we would develop a solution for PBJ and we’re excited to say the answer is yes.
Easily submit PBJ files to CMSWe’re pleased to announce that we are adding the ability to manage PBJ submission, tracking and reporting within our existing SimpleMDS™ product, which will be renamed as SimpleConnect™.
SimpleConnect provides a simple, affordable way to manage all your PBJ file submission, tracking and reporting needs. With SimpleConnect, you can:
- Easily submit PBJ files to CMS.
You complete the PBJ file and we take it from there. PBJ files are submitted to CMS on your behalf and all information is archived for future auditing or tracking.
- Automatically confirm proper XML format.
Once your payroll/staffing system creates the PBJ file, we automatically check it to ensure the XML format will meet CMS requirements.
- Retrieve PBJ final validations and reports.
All your PBJ-related reports and final validations are retrieved for you and displayed in one simple location.
- Track all your data in a simple dashboard.
Visual indicators let you easily track transmission status, warnings and reports in one simple place.
- Manage multiple facilities.
Easily monitor information across an entire organization and drill down to the facility level as needed.
Trusted and affordable CMS complianceMore than 2,200 SNFs already trust SimpleConnect to manage the cumbersome process of MDS batch transmission and tracking. The addition of the new PBJ functionality makes it a complete CMS file submission and reporting solution.
SimpleConnect is designed to be fast, easy to use and affordable for any facility. For more information and a free demo of SimpleConnect, visit www.simpleltc.com/pbj.