Veterans' Home Selects Attendance on Demand to Assist with Affordable Care Act Reporting
(September 2016) — Attendance on Demand Inc. announces Maine Veterans' Homes, a non-profit organization that cares for military veterans in Augusta, Maine, has chosen Attendance on Demand to assist in the requirements of Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
As of July 1, 2016, long-term care (LTC) facilities are required to report daily staffing and census information for each fiscal quarter through the online PBJ system of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition to census data, CMS expects detailed accounts of each employee's service hours, including job title, services performed, and daily number of hours worked within a calendar day format.
Working with certified partner Cincinnati Time of Maine (Portland, ME), Maine Veterans' Homes implemented the PBJ feature in their new Attendance on Demand system. This feature allowed them to report employee time data in a calendar day (midnight-to-midnight) format, without changing their payroll or timekeeping practices. The PBJ feature has streamlined Maine Veterans' Homes' time and attendance process. They now submit the PBJ reports every month, exceeding the requirement of once every fiscal quarter.
"The burden of manually compiling the PBJ reports in the proper format has been removed and replaced with a streamlined and efficient process." said Beth Baerman, Director of Compliance and Communications at Attendance on Demand, Inc. "Attendance on Demand is pleased to provide Maine Veterans' Homes and other LTC facilities with a quick and comprehensive solution to an otherwise complex problem."
About Maine Veterans' Homes
Maine Veterans' Home is a not-for-profit organization created by the 108th Maine legislature in July 1977. It serves veterans with long-term care and rehabilitative needs. The first home opened in March 1983 in Augusta. Since then, facilities have been established in Caribou, Scarborough, South Paris, Bangor, and Machias. The Maine Veterans' Home team of healthcare professionals work together to develop a customized care plan based on the needs of their residents. All six facilities received the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living's prestigious Bronze Award for Outstanding Quality Care, with five of their facilities further recognized with the National Silver Quality Award. In the past three years Maine Veterans' Home has been awarded five of the seven Silver Awards in the state of Maine.
About Cincinnati Time of Maine
Cincinnati Time Recorder of Maine / Northeast TimeTrak is a privately held company that was founded in 1970. It has been under the same ownership since 1987 operating under Lee Baxter Enterprises. The company's focus is to provide powerful and flexible solutions in its areas of expertise: time and attendance systems, parking solutions, access and CCTV. In addition to selling and installing state-of-the-art systems, the company provides its customers with thorough training and on-going support.
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.