Electronic Staffing Submission - Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Public Use File
• CMS will begin posting Payroll-Based Journal public use files which will be accessible at https://data.cms.gov/ on November
• The Nursing Home Compare website indicates whether providers have submitted data by the required deadline, and if providers
have submitted, complete, incomplete, or inaccurate data.
• We are updating the data submission specifications to give providers the ability to link employee IDs for an employee that
has changed employee IDs within a facility.
• We will post an updated PBJ policy manual and related information by October 1, 2017 at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html.