Defending Staffing/Rebutting PBJ Attacks Sponsoring organization: DRI
September 23, 2021 at 10:15 am - 12:15 pm PDT
Clinical Responsibilities for Care, Compliance, and Quality
As dynamics have changed in the post-acute care environment, SNFs are under the microscope of surveyors, auditors, and consumers, and documentation to support quality care is more important than ever.
“Expected Staffing”, “Required Staffing”, and “CMS Mandated Staffing” are terms common in complaints against nursing homes. Usually staffing concerns are not what is driving the complaint, but allegations of not meeting some “mythical staffing standard” are included. Disconnects in data between Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ), and the system that it replaced (CMS form 671), are often wrongly compared with time clock punches, staffing sheets, and cost reports. This session will address the most common arguments presented around staffing, the data and the regulatory requirements pertaining to staffing. Specific case studies will illustrate past successful defense against staffing allegations.
Steven Littlehale, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group LLC, Morganville, NJ