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PBJ Data Use Serves as “Breadcrumbs” to Federal Staffing Mandate

PBJ data will be used for inspections effective on Oct. 24, 2022, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of its June 29 updates.

Payroll-Based Journal staffing data usage will help surveyors identify potential noncompliance with agency staffing requirements, CMS said, including the lack of a registered nurse for eight hours each day or a lack of licensed nursing for 24 hours. Read the whole story >>

Excelas, LLC has found a way to make PBJ data useful to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and their insurance and legal representatives. With the Excelas Staffing Scorecard, SNFs can understand and use their publicly documented staffing levels, without having to mine data from the CMS website.


OSHA Extends Covid-Related Inspection Program in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes will continue to be under increased scrutiny by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha), as its pandemic-era initiative continues to keep an eye on employers with a large number of workers at risk of contracting covid.

OSHA decided to prioritize such inspections due to the increase in hospitalizations, especially at workplaces with a higher potential for exposures – that includes nursing homes, along with hospitals, assisted living facilities and other health care and emergency response providers that treat patients who have contracted the virus.

The Revised National Emphasis Program for Covid-19 will be extended until further notice, according to a U.S. Department of Labor news release.


In 2020 Healthcare Providers Were Challenged with Managing Covid-19 Patients While Concurrently Complying with Federal and State Guidelines that Changed Daily

Excelas, LLC began collecting and creating ‘timelines’ of the government guidelines in a database of over 10,000 relevant documents. This is available to all healthcare clients to assess compliance since the start of the pandemic. Excelas built this framework to allow you to respond quickly in this unpredictable legal and regulatory environment.


COVID-19 Comprehensive Integrated Timeline Tool - Excelas LLC


Through jUNE 30, 2022, Excelas, LLC has delivered customized solutions to our healthcare clients:

13,692   Records/Cases Reviewed
17,637,736   Pages reviewed
371  Nationwide Clients & Firms Supported

Team Metrics
4.71%   Average Voluntary Turnover 2012 – 2020
26%      Advanced Degrees
48%      Certifications


Excelas’ PREP Act Updates list summaries of relevant articles and selected court decisions, as well as additional recent court decisions, with hyperlinks for reference. The attached update is the most recent, including listings through June 2022.

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