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PBJ XSD File Update (V2.00.3) for PBJ Data Submission Specifications V2.00.0 (posted 02/21/2017)

A new PBJ XSD file (V2.00.3) and an associated readme file is now available in the download section at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html . V2.00.3 of the XSD can be used after the QIES March downtime of 3/19/2017. This XSD implements the changes described in Issues 07 and 08 of the PBJ Data Submission Specifications Errata V2.00.3. This XSD is for use with PBJ submission XML files having item fileSpecVersion equal to "2.00.3". Please refer to the PBJ XSD Readme file for specifics on how the XSD code has changed for this version.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The PBJ System will also continue to support the submission of PBJ XML files conforming to the previous XSD file (V2.00.0) and having fileSpecVersion equal to "2.00.0".


PBJ Data Submission Specifications Errata V2.00.3 for PBJ Data Submission Specifications V2.00.0 (posted 02/21/2017)

We are aware that some vendors and providers had difficulty submitting hire, termination, and rehire data for employees. An updated errata V2.00.3 has been posted for the PBJ Data Submission Specifications V2.00.0 and is now available in the download section at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html. V2.00.3 of the Errata will go into effect after the QIES March downtime of 3/19/2017. Two issues have been added to the errata: (1) both the hireDate and terminationDate items are now considered optional, and (2) edit -5001, which required that the same employeeID value could not be used more than once in a single PBJ submission XML file, is now deleted. The resolution of these issues will result in changes to the PBJ system, a new XSD file for validating submission XML files, and an update to the PBJ Data Submission Specifications Overview document. These changes will make it easier for providers and vendors to successfully submit this information without receiving errors.


Notice: Five Star Preview Reports (updated 02/20/2017)

The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on February 20th. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the 'Folders' button and access the Five Star Report in your 'st LTC facid' folder, where st is the 2-character postal code of the state in which your facility is located and facid is the state-assigned Facility ID of your facility.

Nursing Home Compare will update with January's Five Star data on February 28, 2017.

Important Note: The 5 Star Help line (800-839-9290) will be available February 27, 2017 through March 3, 2017. Please direct your inquiries to BetterCare@cms.hhs.gov if the Help Line is not available.


Important PBJ Provider Action Items (posted: 09/29/2016)

A list of important action items for PBJ Providers is available for download. Important PBJ Provider Action Items [PDF 107 KB]


Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Software Developer/Vendor Call Minutes (posted 05/06/2016)

CMS hosted a PBJ Software Developer/Vendor Call on on May 4, 2016 The minutes from this call are available for download.

Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Software Developer/Vendor Call Minutes


MDS System-Generated Final Validation Reports Available in Text and XML Format (posted: 09/22/2015)

Two final validation report links display in the Validation Report (VR) folder for each successfully processed submission file. Nursing home and swing bed users should select the final validation report name link that displays adjacent to the green notebook icon to view the validation report in text. The text format is the same format that providers are accustomed to receiving. The XML formatted report is easily identified by the 'XML' reference on the icon and is used by software vendors that develop MDS 3.0 data entry software.


jRAVEN (posted 01/18/2011)

jRAVEN is the new data entry software, which Nursing Homes and Swing Bed providers may use to collect and maintain the MDS 3.0 assessment, resident and facility data to create MDS 3.0 submission files. jRAVEN is now available for download on the jRAVEN / RAVEN page.

Note: Please continue to regularly check the QTSO Web site for software updates or additional information.

The RAVEN 8.3 and RAVEN-SB 2.0 software should continue to be used for the MDS 2.0 system. Do NOT uninstall or remove this software.


 

 

 

 


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