Nine Back-to-Basic Steps Can Help Get Your PBJ Data on Track

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - June 06, 2018

Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) electronic staffing data has gone live, forming the basis for revised RN and total nursing staffing star rating, as well as the Five-Star Quality Rating System star ratings, on Nursing Home Compare. The updated Five -Star Technical Users’ Guide has all of the technical specifications, and while those specifications are critical to understanding the “how to” calculations, many providers still need to go back to the basics to ensure that the data going into PBJ is accurate—and that they are prepared for whatever additional measures come down the pike.