CAH Swing Bed Requirements

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Tuesday, April 21
9 - 11 a.m.

Register on or before Thursday, April 16, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

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This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation. This webinar also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2019.


CEOs, COOs, CFOs, nurse executives, accreditation and regulation directors, 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 officers, directors of Rehab (OT, PT, speech pathology, and audiology), dieticians, directors of health information management, infection preventionists, dieticians, activity directors of swing bed patients and compliance officers

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This webinar will focus on the protocol and 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, with swing bed interpretive guidelines and survey procedures now under Appendix PP. CMS also is changing all of the CAH tag numbers and the new numbers for the swing beds will be included. Many Critical Access Hospitals are not aware of these changes or are struggling to comply. This is a must attend webinar for any CAHs with swing beds.


  • Changes to the CAH Manual and Introduction to CAH CoPs
    • How to Locate the CAH Manual-new website
    • CMS Surveyor training material for CAHs
    • Important CMS Memos for CAHs
    • Notice of survey
    • Revised survey protocol
    • Review of telemedicine contract
    • 4 changes November 29, 2019 in Hospital Improvement Rule
    • Top swing bed deficiencies
    • CAH CoP surveyor classes
  • Special Requirements for CAH Providers of Long-Term Care Services (Swing beds)
    • Swing bed regulations rewritten October 12, 2018
    • 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 changes
    • Resident Assessment
    • Comprehensive Care Plans
    • PASARR or RAI
    • Discharge Summary
    • Nutrition
    • Provision of Services
    • Websites for CAH
    • CAH resources


Sue Dill Calloway is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company where she focuses on medical legal education, especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. Previously, Sue was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company, and was the past VP of Legal Services at a community hospital in addition to being the Privacy Officer and the Compliance Officer. She was a medical malpractice defense attorney for ten years, and has 3 nursing degrees in addition to a law degree.

She is a well-known lecturer and the first in the country to be a certified professional in CMS. She also teaches the course for the CMS certification program. She has written 102 books and thousands of articles.