Memo on Referrals for Critical Access Hospital Swing Bed Services

In Kansas, as with many other states, hospitals are using swing beds in their hospitals to provide skilled care without providing them with choice post-acute options.  AHCA has put together a memo to provide background information about Critical Access Hospitals and swing beds and the federal requirements for these services.  Kansas has 83 Critical Access Hospitals, by far the largest number in any state.

We would be curious if members are seeing this as an issue? Please let Cindy know cluxem@khca.org.

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