Measuring the Quality of Swing-Bed Care in Critical Access Hospitals

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September 2016
Project completed:
April 2018

The lack of nationally comparable swing-bed quality measure data for CAHs means that they are not able to demonstrate the quality of care provided to swing-bed patients, and limits their ability to participate in alternative payment models that include post-acute care. This project will identify quality measures to be used by CAHs to assess the quality of care provided to their swing-bed patients, and recommend appropriate uses of the measures.