Issue: April 27, 2017

Published on April 27, 2017

Articles in this issue:

PBJ Update – Electronic Staffing Submission

Author: Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

On April 21, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued S&C: 17-25-NH on the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ). In the memorandum, CMS notes that it will provide feedback to each facility through monthly Provider Preview reports available in CASPER to help with improved data submission. Providers are encouraged to review this data and make corrections for upcoming submission deadlines. CMS is also working on developing an off-site and on-site audit process that will be utilized to verify the accuracy of the data that is submitted.

See attached for full information.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

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

CMS Emergency Preparedness: Please join us for this FREE webinar May 9 - Space is limited!

Author: Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

Pharmscript is offering a webinar on May 9, 2017 from 10 am to 11 am EST., titled "CMS Emergency Preparedness." The webinar is being presented by Karolee Alexander, Director of Clinical and Reimbursement Consulting for Pathway Health Services, Inc.


  1. Understand the revised Requirements of Participation for healthcare providers related to emergency preparedness.
  2. Identify the required components of an effective Emergency Preparedness and Response plan.
  3. Develop a plan to finalize changes to your facilities Emergency Preparedness and Response plan.

The webinar has been approved by NAB for 1.0 CEU credit for:

Please click the link to register:

Jamie Billings


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

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

2017 National Nursing Home Week Guide and Catalog Now Available!


The 2017 National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) Planning Guide and Product Catalog is now available online here.  Over the next couple of weeks, hard copies will be mailed directly to member centers. 

During NNHW, May 14 to 20, 2017, skilled nursing care centers will unite under the theme, “The Spirit of America.” This theme underscores the bond between staff, volunteers and residents that capture the American spirit. Staff and residents view each other in the spirit of family. For staff, this reality is often a calling to a special mission and a life’s work.

Please visit the NNHW website here to download the new guide and to access other resources such as promotional graphics and a link to the AHCA store for 2017 products.

And don’t forget to “Like” the National Nursing Home Week Facebook page here for updates and to see what centers are planning during this special week - May 14 to 20, 2017.

NYSHFA Contacts
Rick Patterson
Senior Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23

New York Chapter ACHCA 35th Annual Summer Leadership Conference


New York Chapter ACHCA Summer Leadership Conference
The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda
July 24-28, 2017

If you are a long-term care leader who wants to enhance your management skills while creating a culture in which your team feels empowered to provide patients with a higher level of service, this conference is for you and top managers you depend on. Administrators, Owners, CEOs, ACHCA and NYSHFA members and non-members, and other health care company providers will all benefit from this 5-day workshop. Leading a health care services organization has rarely been tougher than it is today. Ongoing regulatory and payment challenges, human resource issues including generational, cultural, and language differences, as well as consumer demands can all challenge leaders and managers. Best-in-Class models for leadership, sound principles of management and the behavioral science of motivation will be presented in a series of highly interactive sessions. You will return to work equipped with new insights, a replenished supply of leadership tools, and a personal program for success.

15 CEUs for LNHAs and ALAs

Registration Brochure


Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27