The Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS)-Swing Bed is a health status screening and assessment tool. It is required for Medicare payment of hospital-based skilled nursing care. Swing-bed providers are hospitals that can use beds, as needed, to provide either acute or post-acute skilled nursing care. The swing-bed assessment includes a subset of the skilled nursing facility (SNF) MDS items. MDS Swing Bed 2.0 was replaced by version 3.0 in October, 2010.
What does this file include? (variable highlights)
- Resource Utilization Group (RUG) code
- Clinical status measures
- Physical functioning assessment
- Psychological status measures
- Psycho-social functioning measure