Past Webinars

May 12, 2022 at 12pm CT

Strategies for reducing readmissions to Swing Bed

Data, data, data – it is everywhere, but what do we do with it? Business Intelligence (BI) technology has made significant advances over the last few years, making it much easier and more practical to implement a BI platform in hospitals of all sizes. The value of implementing a BI platform creates significant value that is not available from the EHR platform.

April 21, 2022 at 12pm CT

Care Coordination – How to Use Principal Care Management in your Practice

The 2022 Physician Fee Schedules has expanded the opportunities for Principal Care Management. There have been increases in the reimbursements and additional time codes added for this service. Does the incorporation of Principal Care Management into your care coordination program allow you to enroll additional patients?

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January 28, 2022 at 12pm CT

Compliance Risk Assessment: Are You Doing the Right Work?

Risk assessment is a key component of recent compliance program guidance from the OIG and DOJ. Using periodic risk assessment to develop work, audit, and education plans will help you to prioritize your compliance program activity.

March 25, 2022 at 12pm CT

Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Workplace violence in hospitals is a growing and serious problem. Healthcare workers have a much higher exposure rate than other industries to workplace violence that often results in injuries.

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March 11, 2022 at 12pm CT

Rural Health Clinics: Meeting the Standards

The webinar will provide an overview of the regulatory standards for Rural Health Clinics Appendix G, which were last updated in February of 2020.

April 22, 2022 at 12pm CT

Strategies for Growing Your Swing Bed Program

Most Hospitals with a Swing Bed program are interested in increasing volume. So why is it so hard? Is it the competition? Internal systems? Lack of support by providers or staff? Lack of resources?

January 07, 2022 at 12pm CT

Surveys Are Back: Hot Topics You Need to Know About

Surveyors are on the road again and conducting onsite surveys. Infection Control, of course, remains key.

November 5, 2021 at 12pm CT

Swing Bed Interpretative Guidelines: How To Navigate Appendix PP

The Swing Bed regulatory requirements do not have interpretative guidelines – and only refer to Appendix PP which are the standards for Long Term Care.

September 24, 2021 at 12pm CT

Swing Bed Requirements: Lifting the Fog

Although swing beds have been around for a long time, there continues to be confusion about how to meet swing bed regulatory requirements.

July 16, 2021 at 12pm CT

Life Safety Standards for Healthcare Business Occupancies

CMS and Joint Commission are expanding their accreditation life safety surveys to include hospital clinics and hospital-owned physician offices. In the past, nurse surveyors and sometimes physicians would visit those areas, but focused on infection control and patient care, with only a few minor recommendations related to the building.

May 21, 2021 at 12pm CT

Data Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

The keys to a successful quality program are collecting, analyzing, and reporting data. The key questions to ask are: Is all the data being collected necessary? Are sample sizes appropriate? Most importantly, is the data making a difference in improving outcomes?

April 23, 2021 at 12pm CT

Swing Bed as a Service Line: Opportunity for Success

If we think about service lines, surgical services, cardiac services, trauma services, cancer services or pediatric services, may come to mind. But why not swing bed? For most rural hospitals, swing bed services provide a significant benefit to the community by providing skilled care close to home, and a significant revenue source for the hospital.

March 12, 2021 at 12pm CT

What’s Wrong with This Picture? Identifying Safety Risks in Your Hospital

Learn to identify safety issues from a former Joint Commission Life Safety Surveyor through pictures from surveys performed over the last 30 years. These pictures are from small and large medical facilities around the country and demonstrate the need to continually improve your hospital’s safety.

February 12, 2021 at 12pm CT

Swing into Winter: Understanding Swing Bed

Compliance with Swing Bed regulatory requirements continues to be a challenge for most organizations. The reasons are varied but often it has to do with staff difficulty in differentiating between an acute level of care and a skilled level of care. Other challenges may include the multi-disciplinary assessment, plan of care, and discharge requirements.

January 15, 2021 at 12pm CT

QAPI Tools – Tips and Tricks

The CMS deadline for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to implement a QAPI program is March 30, 2021. Even though CMS has not published the standards in the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), the deadline is fast approaching.

November 6, 2020 at 12pm CT

Keeping Your Swing Bed Program Survey-Ready

Keeping your swing bed program “survey ready” is every hospital’s goal. But, it can be difficult, especially with the recent changes in swing bed regulations that were released by CMS in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

July 24, 2020 at 12pm CT

Ask Carolyn – Your Swing Bed Questions Answered

Swing bed regulatory requirements continue to be confusing or difficult to implement for many hospitals. This occurs in part because the requirements for acute patients are different than those for a swing bed patient, including requirements for admission, assessment, care planning and discharge.

June 11, 2020 at 12pm CT

Your Swing Bed Program – It Takes A Village

The Social Security Act permits certain small, rural hospitals to enter into a swing bed agreement under which the hospital or critical access hospital (CAH) can use its beds, as needed, to provide either acute or skilled nursing care. Medicare Part A, the hospital insurance program, covers post-hospital extended care services furnished in a swing bed.

April 14, 2020 at 12pm CT

The Swing Bed Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) and Understanding the Importance of MDS v1.17

Recent reimbursement methodology changes have a focused point of importance but none more than the relationship of active diagnoses, which affects both admission decisions and services provided.

January 24, 2020 at 12pm CT

Swing Bed Regulatory Requirements Revised – Again!

On September 30, 2019, CMS issued major regulatory changes for hospitals and critical access hospitals, the majority of which were effective the end of November. The new regulations include changes to the swing bed regulatory requirements, including elimination of the requirement for an activities assessment by a qualified professional.

October 4, 2019 at 12pm CT

Your Swing Bed Questions Answered

We provided a webinar last year that focused on recurring questions about swing bed. So, back by popular demand, an updated edition of “Just the Questions”.

September 6, 2019 at 12pm CT

Swing Bed 101

HealthTechS3 has provided numerous swing bed webinars over the last several years. For this webinar we’re going “back to basics.”

July 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm CT

Using the Concepts of Lean to Improve Swing Bed Documentation

May 3, 2019 at 12 pm CT

Swing Bed Series Part 2 Implementing Trauma-Informed Care

The revisions to Swing Bed regulatory requirements in October of 2018 required the implementation of Trauma-Informed care.

April 5, 2019 at 12 pm CT

Swing Bed Series Part 1 Improve Your Swing Bed Program One Step At A Time

The first of our two-part series will focus on ways to improve your swing bed program from both the organization and resident’s perspective.

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