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, and amended November 29, 2019. 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 or are still struggling to comply. It was very difficult for CAHs to figure out what the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are since there was no crosswalk. This webinar was created to take the mystery out of this. This is a must-attend webinar for any CAHs with swing beds. CMS is also changing all of the CAH tag numbers and the new numbers for the swing beds will be included.
Hospitals have seen a significant increase in survey activity by CMS along with an increasing 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.
CMS has a new address to access all of the CMS manuals. CMS also has a new email to address questions directly to CMS and both of these will be included.
Changes to the CAH Manual and Introduction to CAH CoPs
Special Requirements for CAH Providers of Long-Term Care Services (Swing beds)
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, CFOs, nurse executives, accreditation and regulation director, nurse managers, pharmacists, quality managers, risk managers, healthcare attorneys, health information management personnel, social workers, dieticians, health information management, nurses, nurse educators, nursing supervisors, patient safety officer, director of Rehab (OT, PT, speech pathology, and audiology), dietician, director of health information management, infection preventionist, dietician, activities director of swing bed patients, and compliance officers.