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Swing Bed Fundamentals

June 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MDT


Due to COVID-19, the registration is per hospital and not per connection for this webinar. Please only select a qty. of “1” under Registration and indicate the number of connections requested (not to exceed 5) when completing the Attendee information.

Hospitals with 100 or fewer licensed hospital beds are eligible to participate in the swing bed program. Hospital beds can be used for either an acute care patient or a post-acute (skilled nursing) patient. This webinar describes the basic Medicare regulations to participate in the swing bed program and explains the difference between the requirements for critical access and other rural hospitals.

  • Describe the changes in the new regulations that became effective November 2019.
  • Describe the regulatory requirements and related interpretative guidelines.
  • Explain patient eligibility criteria for admission to the swing bed program.
  • Understand the differences between the requirements for comprehensive assessment in a critical access hospital and rural hospital.

This program is intended for all hospitals including general acute hospitals and critical access hospitals. Intended audience includes: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, CNOs, Compliance Officers, Legal Counsel, Nursing Leadership, Quality Improvement Coordinators and Risk Managers

Nancy Ruzicka is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretive guidelines. She previously worked as director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at MercyOne Des Moines and director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. She also has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license. 

Wednesday, May 27; 5:00 p.m. MDT

Access instructions and materials will be emailed to the person completing the order prior to the program date. If you do not receive the instructions at least 24 hours in advance, please contact IHA. 


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June 3, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
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