Are You Ready for Mandatory Electronic Staffing Data Submission (PBJ)?

By Marianna Kern Grachek, MSN, RN, NHA, FACHCA, DNS-CT - April 13, 2016

The Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) mandate is fast approaching. Is your organization ready to demonstrate compliance with this new Condition of participation? Section 6106 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that nursing facility staff electronically submit information on direct-care staffing (including agency and contract staff) based on payroll and other auditable data. The data, when combined with census information, can be used to report on the level of staff in the facility as well as employee turnover and tenure, all of which can impact the quality of care delivered.