Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) - Swing-Bed 2.0

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

Availability of this file


CY 2002-September 2010

The years listed reflect the most recent full year available from the CCW. The version of the Swing Bed Assessment changed from 2.0 to 3.0 on 10/01/2010. The 4th quarter of 2010 data is version 3.0.

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