Why Nursing Homes Need to Hurry and Implement a Time and Attendance System

Why Nursing Homes Need to Hurry and Implement a Time and Attendance System

According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under Section 6106, it is necessary for all nursing homes to submit the staffing, agency, and contract staff information through an electronic filing system. This requirement has led Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a new system called the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) to assist the facilities in filing the necessary reports.

How Will CMS Use the Data?

CMS will use the data collected through the system to evaluate employee tenure, turnover, and the number of staff in each nursing home of the country.

PBJ will enable CMS to collect census and staffing information on a regular and routine basis. In addition to this, all collected data will be audit to increase accuracy. CMS will gather and release the information to the public, giving them the opportunity to choose a nursing home best suited for their needs.

NexGen Technologies Web Solution, where an administrator can easily manage their workforce right from their station. The system allows you to set each of your employees to be part of a larger group (e.g. doctors, registered nurses, etc.) and assign company policies per group, making it easy to manage their unique shifts, pay policies and benefits. With a one-time set up, you can get all your time and attendance reports easily, and even have them automatically sent your inbox. Want to see who is late? Want to see who missed a punch? With NexGen Technologies, we made it easy for management to track their employees’ attendance.

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