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Title
Swing-bed services under the Medicare program, 1984-87.
First Author
Silverman, Herbert A
Date of Pub
1990 Spring
Pages
99-106
Volume
11
Issue
3
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Under Medicare, swing beds are beds that can be used by small rural hospitals to furnish both acute and post-acute care. The swing-bed program was instituted under the provisions of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-499). Under Medicare, post-acute care in the hospital would be covered as services equivalent to skilled nursing facility level of care. Data show that the program has had a rapid rate of growth. By 1987, swing beds accounted for 9.7 percent of the admissions to skilled nursing facility services, 6.0 percent of the covered days of care, and 6.2 percent of the reimbursements. Over one-half of the swing-bed services are furnished in the North Central States.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Hospitals : Bed Conversion/statistics & numerical data : Health Facility Planning/statistics & numerical data : Hospitals, Rural/economics : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Skilled Nursing Facilities/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB90-258153