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Attention owners and operators of long-term healthcare facilities. Operating a healthcare organization is challenging enough without stressing about new and ever-changing government standards. In today’s post we will discuss an ACA quality-of-care regulation called Payroll Based Journal (PBJ).

Payroll Based Journal became effective for the quarter beginning July 1, 2016 with the first submission to the PBJ system due no later than 45-days after the quarter ended November 14, 2016.

What is Payroll Based Journal?
Payroll Based Journal is mandated staffing and census data from long-term health facilities that the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) began collecting. CMS created a free system for long-term healthcare facilities to send the reports to. The system is called the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES). CMS requires the following specifics in the reports:

  • A unique employee ID for each direct staff care provider (no SSN’s allowed).
  • A complete, accurate record for each facility that identifies their direct care staff (includes agency, contractors, and certified medical personnel as defined by CMS).
  • Residence census details (Medicare, Medicaid, other).
  • Direct care staff turnover and tenure (start and term dates).
  • Total hours of care provided by each category of staff per resident per day including start and end date and the hours worked per individual.

Whew! That’s a lot of information! But don’t panic. Horizon Payroll Solutions has a solution for you to meet the PBJ reporting legislation. Our Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite will help you track and manage your staff members so that the process is smooth and easy. With our automated, innovative tools you’ll be able to avoid PBJ penalties and reporting delays.

Swipeclock Workforce Management Suite from Horizon Payroll Solutions includes TimeWorksPlus and TimeSimplicity – the dynamic PBJ duo that automates data collection, PBJ report creation, and data submission.

TimeWorksPlus is an automated timekeeping system that not only tracks employee hours to the minute but also job codes. It has a built-in audit trail that empowers you to meet the demands of an audit.

TimeSimplicity is a dynamic scheduling system that tracks shift coverage and proactively identifies gaps in needed staffing as mandated for providing quality of care. Communication is crucial, and with TimeSimplicity’s text and email collaboration and its Trade Board features, it enables employees and managers with clear lines of communication to resolve staffing issues within a few minutes.

The TimeWorksPlus mobile app is called TimeWorks Mobile. It enables staff members to punch in or out via their mobile device, which means your tracking of hours continues without a hitch when employees are working off-site.

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Horizon Payroll Solutions offers WorkforceHUB, the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) that makes it easy to optimize the performance of your supervisors, employees, and business processes.

WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, TimeWorks Mobile, and ApplicantStack. We’ve just added hiring, onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB was created for busy employers like you who need to reduce cost-per-hire, streamline scheduling, automate time tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.

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