CMS Conditions of Participation

Swing-bed Fundamentals

Sept. 26, 2023, 12 - 1:30 p.m.


Hospitals located in rural areas operating 100 or fewer licensed hospital beds are eligible to participate in the swing-bed program. Hospital beds can be used for an acute-care patient or a post-acute (skilled nursing) patient in this program. 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 regulatory requirements and related interpretative guidelines.
  • Explain patient eligibility criteria for admission to the swing-bed program.
  • Discuss the differences between the requirements for comprehensive assessment in a critical access hospital and rural hospital.

Recommended to attend

This program is intended for all hospitals and health systems including general acute hospitals, critical access hospitals, and anyone involved with compliance regulations and standards, including but not limited to chief executive officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, staff nurses, quality improvement staff, risk managers, compliance officers and legal counsel, regulatory readiness liaisons, safety officers, department directors, and other interested staff.

Continuing Education

This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of 1.5 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators: The content of this conference is being reviewed by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators for clock hours. The quantitative value assigned will be indicated on the certificate of attendance awarded to participants who attend sessions. 


  • $60 for MHA member hospital and health systems
  • $60 for MHA associate members
  • $75 per person for nonmembers¬†

Registration deadline

Please register by noon on the day before the webinar to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

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When and Where
  • 9/26/2023 12:00 PM CDT
  • 9/26/2023 1:30 PM CDT
  • Zoom Webinar