Attendance on Demand, Inc. Ready to Comply with New Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

Cloud-based solution helps long-term care facilities report with version 2 specification as required by CMS for PBJ reporting

(July 2016) — Attendance on Demand, Inc. is pleased to announce a new software version for Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) modified its specification for the PBJ import file. CMS required the new format as of June 27, 2016. An updated export, compliant with the CMS version 2 specification, is now available from Attendance on Demand.

Beginning July 1, 2016, long-term care (LTC) facilities are now required to report daily staffing and census information for each fiscal quarter through the online PBJ system to the CMS. In addition to census data, CMS expects detailed accounts of each employee's service, including job title, services performed, and daily number of hours worked.

CMS also requires hours to be reported by calendar day – midnight to midnight – not the way many facilities track time. Hours for shifts that cross midnight have to be split for PBJ reporting. Attendance on Demand's PBJ reporting feature does this automatically without changing the way the facility's operational reports or employee time cards display time.

"Many facilities are still unclear about their PBJ reporting strategy," said Beth Baerman, Director of Compliance and Communications at Attendance on Demand, Inc. "Attendance on Demand can help remove the burden of PBJ reporting. It also automates status determination and reporting for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another hardship for LTC facilities."

About Attendance on Demand

Attendance on Demand supports the labor management needs of thousands of companies and more than three-quarters of a million employees across North America. Launched in 2006, Attendance on Demand is a rapidly deployed, cloud-based solution that minimizes a company's risk and technology investment while providing advanced features for securely managing labor data—calculating pay rules, scheduling employees, budgeting labor, automating recordkeeping for labor law compliance and managing employee status and reporting for the Affordable Care Act. With standard uptime over the industry average of 99.995% and above average customer retention rates, Attendance on Demand removes the worry of maintaining expensive infrastructure. An extensive North American distribution network helps organizations use Attendance on Demand to reduce labor expenses and improve decision making.

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