Course overview

PBJ Data Requirements & System Setup

This course ensures the learner will:
  1. Understand PBJ staff classifications
  2. Know which hours are allowed
  3. Be aware of data collection issues
  4. Understand challenges with PBJ reporting from payroll or timekeeping systems
Why Take this Course
Understand the intricacies of PBJ reporting with a thorough and easy-to-follow guide
Who Should Attend
  • Payroll / finance
  • PBJ practitioners
  • Administrators
Skill Level


Time to Complete

60 to 75 minutes


24 / 7 online




The objectives of the Data Requirements course include:

Identify PBJ required & optional staff by role & title

Accurately classify all eligible PBJ staffing hours

Setup systems to capture & report PBJ correctly

Our learners can easily answer these questions

  • What nursing staff can I count for PBJ?
  • How do I classify roles like MDS nurse or Personal Care Aide?
  • Can I report corporate staff and universal care workers?
  • Can I include all hours worked by salaried, contract & remote staff?
  • What is the midnight split?
  • How are meal breaks applied?
  • How should I record hours in my payroll/timekeeping system?

Course contents

Jenn Moenck Feige

PBJ guru and software founder
Jenn is a leading expert in Payroll-Based Journal and founder of the first software platform design for PBJ reporting.  She has trained thousands of PBJ practitioners and helped skilled nursing facilities prepare and submit over 50,000 PBJ reports since the launch of the program in 2016.

With the recent focus on measuring, rewarding and penalizing SNF's for their reported PBJ data, Jenn co-founded PBJ Central with a new mission to ensure everyone in the industry has better visibility and execution of PBJ reporting and its impacts.
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