Swing Bed Learning Action Network

January 31, 2023

Swing Bed Learning Action Network

Stroudwater Associates, in partnership with the Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, will be hosting monthly Swing Bed Learning Action Network (LAN) meetings for all Critical Access Hospitals participating in the Missouri Flex Quality Improvement Program. Each meeting will focus on a different Swing Bed topic. While participation in all LAN meetings is encouraged, individuals can register for the meeting topics most valuable to them. We encourage you to share this information with individuals within your organization who may be interested in participating.

The schedule below includes the meeting date and time, the link to register for each meeting, the meeting topic, and a brief description.

February 24th | 12-1pm CT: Swing Bed 101                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This education provides an overview of the “why” swing bed utilization is important; general Medicare eligibility requirements and rules and regulations to meet the Conditions of Participation for CAHs with Swing Beds. Register here.

 March 24th | 1-2pm CT: Understanding the Five Categories of Skilled Services for Swing Bed Admissions                                                                                                                                 This education provides a review of the categories and criteria necessary for daily inpatient skilled nursing, rehabilitation, or a combination of services. Register here.

April 28th | 12-1pm CT: Swing Bed Documentation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This education will provide a review of required CMS documentation for Swing Bed patients and documentation improvement opportunities. Register here.

May 26th | 12-1pm CT: Swing Bed Quality Improvement and Portal Demo                                                                                                                                                                                          This education will provide an introduction to Swing Bed data, using data and best practices to measure and improve quality and patient outcomes impacting the growth of your program. Register here.

June 23rd | 12-1pm CT: Swing Bed Strategy, Growth, and Optimization                                                                                                                                                                                                      This education will provide useful strategies for design, marketing, active patient pursuit, and the economic benefits of Swing Bed growth. Register here.

July 28th | 12-1pm CT: Swing Bed Discharge Planning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This education will provide foundational best practice discharge planning processes necessary to support a successful patient discharge thereby, reducing readmissions and unnecessary emergency department visits. Register here.

August 25th 12-1pm CT: Swing Bed Care Spectrum Development                                                                                                                                                                                                              This education will provide interdisciplinary steps to assist your Swing Bed team in formally determining what type of patients are appropriate for your swing bed program, decreasing variability in decision-making, improving efficiency, and growing your program. Register here.

Contact the Stroudwater Team:

Carla Wilber, Senior Consultant: cwilber@stroudwater.com

Lindsay Corcoran, Senior Consultant: lcorcoran@stroudwater.com

Christie Bishop, Consultant: cbishop@stroudwater.com

Megan Zook, Project Coordinator: mzook@stroudwater.com