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Estimated Reduction in CAH Profitability from Loss of Cost-Based Reimbursement for Swing Beds

Description
Examines the impact of proposed legislation recommending changes to swing bed reimbursements for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from cost-based to the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS). Estimates CAH profitability using reimbursement formulas from Medicare cost reports and discusses the characteristics of CAHs most affected by a change in swing bed reimbursement.
Author(s)
Drake M. Broussard, Kristin L. Reiter
Date
05/2020
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Critical Access Hospitals · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models · Statistics and data · Swing bed services