Resources for Using Swing Beds During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Published: 08/12/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) MLN Matters article, COVID-19 Blanket Swing Bed Waiver for Addressing Barriers to Nursing Home Placement for Hospitalized Individuals, provides details and resources for hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH) requesting Medicare approval for swing beds so that a hospital/CAH may provide skilled nursing level care for hospitalized patients who don’t need acute level care but can’t find nursing home placement during the COVID-19 Public He

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