Staffing Data Submission – PBJ

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

This is a reminder that the voluntary submission period for the electronic data submission system - Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) begins October 1, 2015.  The purpose of the voluntary submission period is for facilities and vendors to test their processes to submit data in the required format in advance of the mandatory submission period, beginning July 1, 2016.

Registration is still OPEN for ALL nursing homes and will remain open.

The registration process is listed below for your convenience (only takes 10-15 minutes to complete).

  • Step 1: Obtain a CMSNet User ID for PBJ Individual, Corporate and Third Party users, if you don't already have one for other QIES applications (, (many users may already have this access for MDS submission).
  • Step 2: Obtain a PBJ QIES Provider ID for CASPER Reporting and PBJ system access (

Training: PBJ Training Modules for an introduction to the PBJ system and step by step registration instruction are available on QTSO e-University, select the PBJ option

For more information related to this program, visit

For questions related to this program, please email


Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15