CMS Releases Updates to the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Policy Manual

CMS published a June 2022 update to the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Policy Manual. Key updates include:
  •  Providers should run the PBJ reports in CASPER to ensure accuracy and completeness of the data being submitted. There are eight reports in total that providers can run.
  • To maintain the reporting of an employee's hours through an employee ID change, providers must utilize the Linking Table. Additional information on the creation of a linking table can be found here. It is imperative that employee IDs are linked for accurate tenure and turnover data.
  • Administrators and Assistant Administrators, licensed by the state and responsible for facility management as required under 483.70(d), should be reported under job title code 1.

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