Long-Term Care Facilities: Mandatory Electronic Staffing Data Submission Begins in 2016

December 11, 2015
Policy Snapshot

Electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is required for long-term care facilities beginning July 1, 2016. To prepare, nursing homes should register to submit data to meet this requirement and maintain compliance.

  • Obtain a CMSNet User ID for PBJ if you do not already have one for other Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) applications
  • Obtain a PBJ QIES Provider ID for Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reporting and PBJ system access

An introduction to the PBJ system and step-by-step registration instruction are available on QTSO e-University, select the PBJ option. More information is available on the Staffing Data Submission PBJ webpage.