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Swing-Bed Fundamentals – Webinar

June 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Registration Fee: $150 per organization

**Note, for the short term you can share the access link to those interested within your facility for individual access to avoid small group viewing.

This webinar will also be recorded and sent to all registered attendees for viewing after the event.

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 differences between the requirements for critical-access and other rural hospitals.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Intended Audience:

This program is intended for all hospitals including general acute hospitals, critical access hospitals.

  • CEO
  • Chief financial officers
  • Chief medical officers
  • Chief nursing officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Legal counsel
  • Nursing leadership
  • Quality improvement coordinators
  • Risk managers


Nancy Ruzicka is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative 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.

This webinar is in partnership with the Iowa Hospital Association.