Thursday, April 20, 2017

Updated PBJ Manual Now Available

This week, CMS posted an update of the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) manual. Highlights of the changes are listed below.
  • Clarified the need for facilities to check the Final File Validation Report.
  • Further clarified that reporting the hire and termination dates are optional.
  • The following positions are now optional
          - Dentists
          - Podiatrists
          - Vocational Service Workers 

Providers are encouraged to go to the CMS PBJ website and download and review the updated PBJ manual and FAQs. Remember that data from January 1 – March 31 2017 must be submitted by May 15th.

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