• We remind providers of the voluntary submission period ending June 30, 2016, and the mandatory submission period beginning July 1, 2016.
• Restate instructions on how to register and where to find instructions to submit data.
• Notify stakeholders of the posting of the revised and final PBJ policy manual and related information at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html
• Note, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may use its enforcement authority for noncompliance with the requirement to submit data.
The contents of this letter supports activities or actions to improve resident safety and increase quality and reliability of care for better outcomes.