Starting July 1, 2016, Payroll Based Journal reporting will be mandatory for all long-term nursing facilities.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) system for entering long-term nursing facility data is Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES).
You will need to provide direct care staff information and resident census data on a quarterly basis. You have 45 days after a quarter ends to submit your Payroll Based Journal reporting.
If you don’t already have your facility registered and the tools in place to help you meet the PBJ reporting requirements, now is the time to get everything in place. Right now it’s considered the voluntary period. July 1, 2016 PBJ reporting will be mandatory.
To register your long-term nursing facility and obtain your user ID for QIES go to https://www.qtso.com/cmsnet.html.