Swing Bed Requirements: Lifting the Fog

Presenter: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA – Chief Clinical Officer, HealthTechS3
Email: carolyn.stcharles@healthtechs3.com
Date & Time: September 24, 2021 at 12pm CT


Although swing beds have been around for a long time, there continues to be confusion about how to meet swing bed regulatory requirements.  The webinar will focus on some of the more frequent areas of confusion including:

  • Swing bed criteria when there is not a physical therapy (rehab) need
  • Lack of Interpretive guidelines and references to Appendix PP  (long term care facilities)
  • Development of the multi-disciplinary plan of care
  • Discharge planning, including information that must be provided to the next post-acute care provider


Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will:

  1. Identify at least two criteria for admission to swing bed not related to physical therapy
  2. Understand how to access the references in Appendix PP
  3. Identify at least two strategies for developing a multi-disciplinary plan of care
  4. Understand discharge planning requirements