CMS CAH New Swing Bed Requirements and Changes

Product Id : HEE101
Instructor : Laura Dixon
Sep 30, 2020 10:30 AM ET | 09:30 AM CT | 07:30 AM PT | 120 Minutes

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Every hospital should be prepared in case a surveyor shows up at your door tomorrow. This webinar will focus on the protocol changes and the swing bed changes that were promulgated by CMS on October 12, 2018. In fact, CMS completely rewrote all of the swing bed regulations.  The swing bed interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are now under Appendix PP.  Many CAHs are not aware of these changes.

Hospitals have seen a significant increase in survey activity by CMS along with an increase number of deficiencies. Common deficiencies and how to avoid them will be discussed. Information on how to locate the CAH manual and other resources will be discussed.

Session Objectives:

  • Discuss that CMS made some recent changes to the protocol process
  • Recall that CMS has rewritten the entire section on swing beds
  • Describe what is required by CMS to be in the resident assessment which is done to do the care plan
  • Recall the CMS requirements on patient activities of swing bed patients

Session Agenda:

  • Changes to the CAH Manual and Introduction to CAH CoPs
    • How to Locate the CAH Manual
    • Introduction
    • CMS Surveyor training material for CAHs
    • Important CMS Memos for CAHs
    • Notice of survey
    • Revised survey protocol
    • Review of telemedicine contract
  • Special Requirements for CAH Providers of Long-Term Care Services (Swing beds)
    •  Swing bed regulations rewritten October 12, 2018
    • Interpretive guidelines and survey procedure under Appendix PP
    • Eligibility
    • Payment
    • Healthcare literacy
    • SNF Services
    • Resident Rights
    • Exercise of Rights
    • Notice of Rights and Services
    • Free Choice
    • Privacy and Confidentiality
    • Work
    • Mail
    • Access and Visitation Rights
    • Personal Property
    • Married Couples
    • Admission, Transfer and Discharge Rights
    • Transfer and Discharge
    • Payment of care
    • Content of notice
    • Resident Behavior and Facility Practices
    • Restraints, Abuse 
    • Staff Treatment of Residents
    • Hiring of employees
    • Patient Activities 
    • Social Services
    • Dental requirements changes
    • Resident Assessment
    • Comprehensive Care Plans
    • PASARR or RAI
    • Discharge Summary
    • Nutrition
    • Provision of Services
    • Websites for CAH
    • CAH resources

Who Should Attend? 

Basically anyone who is responsible for taking care of swing bed patients in a CAH or for implementing the CMS swing bed requirements. This includes the following:

  • CEOs, COOs and CFOs
  • Nurses, Nurse Executives, Nurse Managers, Nursing supervisors
  • Accreditation and Regulation Director
  • Pharmacists
  • Quality and Risk Managers
  • Healthcare Attorneys
  • Health information management personnel
  • Patient safety officer, Director of Rehab (OT, PT, speech pathology, and audiology), Infection Preventionist
  • compliance officers
Speaker Profile:

Laura Dixon served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020 where she provided  safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners and staff in multiple states.  Ms. Dixon has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services and pain management. She served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California.   Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, RECEP of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California.

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