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News Updates:

Elizabeth Ayello has published an article on the MDS 3.0 Section M in Advances in Skin & Wound Care, September 2017 – Volume 30 – Issue 9.  This is a free access article, which means anyone can read the article free of charge.  There is also an option for CEUs.  Elizabeth’s article is available on the Advances in Skin & Wound Care website at, in the Clinical Management Section, and is titled:  CMS MDS 3.0 Section M Skin Conditions in Long-term Care: Pressure Ulcers, Skin Tears, and Moisture-Associated Skin Damage Data Update



The Data Specifications for the PBJ Administration Submission File have been added to V3.00.00 of the PBJ Data Submission Specs and are now available in the download section at  This file should be used if an Employee has changed Employee IDs within a facility.  This file is used strictly to link or delink Employee ID information already present in the PBJ system.  An Employee ID can only be linked to one other Employee ID per XML file.  For more information about the PBJ Administration Submission File please see “Linking Methodology” in the download section at


An Excel template and XSD will be provided for the PBJ Administration Submission File.  These items will be available on November 20, 2017. 


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