Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

Peter Corless

Peter Corless is Executive Vice President of Enterprise Development for OnShift. Peter is a recognized HR leader in post-acute care and is well-known for his achievements at some of the country’s largest post-acute care organizations, including Kindred Healthcare and Genesis HealthCare. As an experienced, international chief administrative and human resources officer within these organizations, he developed strategies that reduced turnover, improved recruiting and hiring strategies, and reduced labor costs.
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Five Star Quality Rating: Strategies For Long-Term Care Providers

Peter Corless

Many of you may be aware that I have the distinct privilege and honor to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).  AHCA has one position on its Board for an Associate Business Member which is filled with a representative from the Vendor Partner community.

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Payroll-Based Journal Update: What We Learned & What’s To Come

Peter Corless

The first Payroll-Based Journal reporting period had its challenges, from confusion on which direct care hours providers should report to technical difficulties when submitting. These multiple issues led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to postpone the initial submission deadline from November 14, 2016 to December 1, 2016.

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Payroll-Based Journal—Don’t let the Deadline Pass You By

Peter Corless

Believe it or not, calendar Q3 (federal government Q4) has come to an end. It’s now October and you can officially submit all of your PBJ data from the previous quarter.

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Senior Living Experts Share Their Best Employee Engagement Advice

Peter Corless

At this years’ Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver, CO, I had the opportunity to meet with many smart and talented senior living leaders and attend some great sessions on workforce issues.

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Why You Really Shouldn’t Wait to Submit Your PBJ Data

Peter Corless

The first Payroll-Based Journal deadline is approaching and CMS is taking some time to clarify their expectations for providers as they prepare their first submission files.

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Why Senior Care Executives Fear the New Overtime Rule & How to Prepare

Peter Corless

Overtime has always been a concern for senior care communities as they strive to manage their labor budget as efficiently as possible. However, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule has reinforced the need for strict management of overtime. In fact, the results of two recent surveys revealed that the new overtime rule is top of mind for executives in industries across the board, and especially those in senior care.

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The Payroll-Based Journal July 1 Start Date: What it Really Means

Peter Corless

If you’re a long-term care professional, it’s very likely you’ve heard a time or two that Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) starts July 1st. PBJ represents a large shift in the way staffing data is collected and reported to CMS. For most providers it will require implementing some new processes to ensure all data is collected. So, you know July 1st is important, and you know it is coming (soon!). But what really happens on July 1st? And what does your organization need to do to be prepared for PBJ reporting?

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5 Payroll-Based Journal Gotchas and How to Avoid Them

Peter Corless

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long recognized staffing as an integral part of the quality care puzzle, and last year introduced the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) as an improved method of gathering staffing data. One goal of PBJ reporting is to create a more standardized and frequent collection of this data.

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10 Frequently Asked Questions about Payroll-Based Journal

Peter Corless

If you work in long-term care, Payroll-Based Journal reporting is no-doubt at the top of your to-do list. You’re not alone if you have yet to register with CMS, or if you’re still not sure how you will manage your PBJ data submissions. As we’ve presented on the topic over the last year, through webinars and education sessions, it’s come to our attention that many providers have questions about the ins and outs of PBJ submission. In this blog we’ll address some of the common queries we encounter.

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PBJ Reporting Update: Job Code Changes & CMS Submission Strategies

Peter Corless

The first deadline for Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is looming. Mandatory collection of PBJ data begins July 1st. Submissions must be received by the end of the 45th calendar day (11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time) after the last day in each fiscal quarter in order to be considered timely – making the due date for the first PBJ submission November 14, 2016. As the deadline approaches, CMS and skilled nursing providers are still trying to clarify some of the policies associated with this new process.

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