Transition to Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Staffing Measures on the Nursing Home Compare tool on and the Five Star Quality Rating System

In April 2018, CMS will begin to use PBJ data to calculate staffing measures which will be posted on Nursing Home Compare, and used in the Five Star Quality System. The new data will provide information on a facility’s staffing for each day in a quarter, as existing data is a two-week period during the last year. Learn more at the CMS website.

Want To Know How You Can Make A Difference Back Home?

In case you missed last week’s exciting webinar with “The Advocacy Guru” Stephanie Vance on her best tips and guidance on meeting with your elected congressional members back home, you can download and watch the recording here. Find out how you can amp up our grassroots advocacy efforts and make our legislative issues a priority.

LeadingAge Continues to Advocate for fix to CNA Lockout, Educates Lawmakers on Nursing Home Survey and Certification

LeadingAge has continued its advocacy effort on regulatory issues crucial to nursing homes, particularly the mandatory Certified Nursing Assistant training lockout. LeadingAge staff have met with numerous key Congressional offices in recent months, including top Congressional Leadership and committee staff. In addition, LeadingAge state affiliates and members held nearly 100 meetings during the PEAK Leadership Summit – despite weather-related closure of the federal government. Because the CNA lockout is part of federal law, not merely a regulatory issue, the goal is to convince lawmakers to introduce and ultimately pass legislation resolving the issue.