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Swing Bed Reimbursement in Critical Access Hospitals

Duration: approximately minutes

Featured Speakers:

  • Brock Slabach, National Rural Health Association
  • Kristin L. Reiter, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
  • Susan Starling, CEO/President at Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital

The Swing Bed program has been an important part of the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) since 1997. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of HHS has recently published a report that questions the value of Swing Beds as being more costly compared to other Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) programs. This webinar will review major components of the Swing Bed program, review the OIG report and point out methodology concerns and finally, review a Swing Bed program in Kentucky and the value it brings to this rural community.