The Straight-Up Facts Regarding the Use of Swing Beds

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 27, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don’t let confusing Medicare procedures scare you away from swing bed utilization!

Are you intimidated by Medicare’s admission criteria, prospective payment system (PPS) RUG levels or the SB-MDS?  Are you hesitant to put a patient in a swing bed because you don’t really understand all the rules and documentation needs? Then this is the audioconference for YOU!

Get a fresh overview of Medicare’s swing bed policy with long-term care regulations expert Reta Underwood, CLTC President. In this 1-hour teleconference you’ll get straightforward answers on who you can compliantly assign to a swing bed, how to navigate its special MDS form and other common questions you’re dying to know the answer to. You don’t want to miss opportunities to utilize swing beds if you have them!

Who should attend: Hospital case managers and admission coordinators; billing departments, administrative and management nursing personnel, RNAC and hospital administration.

Join us for this valuable conference where you’ll learn:

  • All the facts about patient eligibility. Don’t be shy once you’re armed with this information!
  • Swing bed payment rules: How the RUG levels are determined by services provided and documented in the medical record.
  • Case management insight: The pros and cons of utilizing swing bed services in the hospital setting.
  • Confused by the different PPS system? Reta will put the SB-MDS form in plain English!
  • The RUG categories you should know like the back of your hand.
  • Learn how to utilize the SB-MDS for maximum patient care representation -- and get properly reimbursed for services provided.
  • Have additional questions? Ask Reta directly during an interactive Q&A!

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

Order Below Or Call 800-508-2582 Today!

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About Our Speaker

Reta Underwood - Long Term Care Guidelines Expert

Reta Underwood, ADC, is president of Consultants For Long Term Care, Inc. (CLTC), a long-term care consulting firm based in Louisville, Kentucky.  CLTC’s experienced professionals have provided clinical consulting, regulatory compliance correction and training for nursing facility and senior housing providers in 39 states to date. CLTC has also presented industry seminars, is published nationally in long term care nursing home management magazine and has copyrighted its own systems and...   More Info
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