The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced payroll-based journal (PBJ) policy changes effective April 2018. See an update overview.
Facilities that submit PBJ information to CMS have demonstrated improvements in the completeness and accuracy of their submissions. Based on these improvements, CMS has posted changes in PBJ policies.
Rating information relative to these policies will be posted on the Nursing Home Compare Tool on Medicare.gov and in the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System. These updated PBJ policies include the following areas:
Download this informative fact sheet to learn more about CMS payroll-based journal policy changes.