Payment-Based Journal

Submissions must be received by the end of the 45th calendar day (11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time) after the last day in each fiscal quarter in order to be considered timely.

Below are the deadlines for each reporting period:

 Fiscal Quarter  Reporting Period  Due Date
1 October 1 - December 31 February 14
2 January 1 - March 31 May 15
3 April 1 - June 30 August 14
4 July 1 - September 30 November 14


Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires facilities to electronically submit direct care staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based on payroll and other auditable data. The data, when combined with census information, can then be used to not only report on the level of staff in each nursing home, but also to report on employee turnover and tenure, which can impact the quality of care delivered.

MHCA PBJ Self-Audit Tool
PBJ Policy Manual 11/2018
CASPER Reporting PBJ User Manual
Linking Methodology
Link to CMS Public Access Database
Questions regarding the PBJ Data Specifications should be directed to NursingHomePBJTechIssues@cms.hhs.gov

LTC Trend Trackersm:

AHCA has created this web-based tool that enables long term and post-acute care providers, including assisted living, to access key information that can help their organization succeed. This exclusive member benefit allows skilled nursing and assisted living organizations to benchmark personal metrics to those of their peers.

Staff Contact: 
Danielle Watford
Director of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Affairs