CMS CAH Swing Bed Requirements and Changes

Product Id : HLT07
Instructor : Laura Dixon
May 18, 2021 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 100 Minutes

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CMS completely rewrote all the swing bed regulations and the Tag numbers.  Many CAHs are not aware of these swing bed changes and are still struggling to comply. It is challenging to figure out what the interpretive guidelines and survey procedure as there was no crosswalk between Appendix W – for CAH – and Appendix PP – Long Term Care. This webinar was created to take the mystery out of this. This is a must attend webinar for any CAHs with swing beds.

Information on how to locate the CAH manual and other resources will be discussed.  There will also be a discussion of the 1135 Waivers available to Critical Access Hospitals with Swing Beds. 

CMS has a new address to access the CMS manuals and a new email to address questions directly to CMS and both will be included.

Learning 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 Highlights:

  • Changes to the CAH Manual and Introduction to CAH CoPs
  • Special Requirements for CAH Providers of Long-Term Care Services (Swing beds)
  • New Swing bed regulations 
  • 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 change
  • Resident Assessment
  • Comprehensive Care Plans
  • Discharge Summary
  • Nutrition
  • Provision of Services
  • COVID-19 reporting requirements
  • Websites for CAH
  • CAH resources

Who Should Attend?

  • 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, 
  • Nurse Executives, Nurse Managers, Nurses, Nurse educators, Nursing Supervisors,
  • Accreditation and Regulation director, 
  • Pharmacists, 
  • Quality managers, 
  • Risk managers, 
  • Healthcare attorneys, 
  • Patient safety officer, 
  • Director of Rehab (OT, PT, speech pathology, and audiology), 
  • Dietician, 
  • Infection preventionist, and 
  • 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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