CMS’ Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Mandated Registration Date is July 1, 2016

in Clinical & Quality

July 1st is just 11 days away. Each SNF across the country is required to be registered by this date to establish your account with CMS. This may take you a few days to register, because there are a couple steps in this process. Please refer to our member mailing that we have sent out previously for the CMS resource information and the FAQ on PBJ. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Nancy or Lisa.

If you prefer to go directly to CMS’ website, here are the links for registration training and implementation:

  • 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. (  Multiple step by step short webinars available here
  • Obtain a CMSNet User ID for PBJ Individual, Corporate and Third Party users, if you don’t already have one for other QIES applications. (
  • Obtain a PBJ QIES Provider ID for CASPER Reporting and PBJ system access. (  (Sign-in required.)
  • PBJ Corporate and Third-Parties must use the current form based process to register for a QIES ID. Registration forms are available under the Access Request Information / Forms section on the right side of the page. (

Here is the most current FAQs:

PBJ Policy Manual FAQ 4-27-16


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15