Dear Medical Director:
We realize that new CMS SNF Payroll-Based Journaling (PBJ) regulation has resulted in some confusion. While physicians are not legally required to log in and out of the building, there is still a contractual requirement to fill out monthly timesheets for your medical director duties.
The electronic copy of the timesheet is HERE for your convenience. A copy also may be found in the back of the Doctor to Doctor Medical Director Handbook, Second Edition. We may modify this timesheet in the near future, but for now I ask that you continue to use this one. Please submit it to your Executive Director.
LivingCenters should be invested in encouraging and documenting Medical Director administrative participation, as this has been shown to directly benefit patient care.
Michael Yao, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer