CMS Pilot Overview for Staffing Payroll Participants

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking nursing homes to participate in the Payroll Based Nursing Home Staffing Data Collection (PBNHSDC) Pilot.  This pilot is testing a method to measure staffing turnover, retention and levels quarterly from payroll data.  CMS intends to implement this data collection process nationally in late 2013 or early 2014.  

The American Health Care Association strongly encourages you to participate.  Benefits of participation include:

  • You will have a leg up on the system CMS will implement in the future
  • You can help shape the final national payroll staffing data collection process
  • You can help design a more accurate electronic system to measure staffing than the current annual 671 paper form.

Click here for information detailing the program and the time/resources you will need to commit to participate.  If you are interested in participating or need more information please contact CMS staff leading this effort, Tom Kress, at or CMS contractor Eileen Dill, at 443.729.2950 or