Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) - Swing-Bed 3.0

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 their 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) assessment items. The MDS 3.0 was implemented in October, 2010, replacing version 2.0.

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

October 2010-2022

Date Requests Can Be Accepted for Upcoming Releases:

CY 2023 available 01/2025

The years listed reflect the most recent full year available from the CCW. MDS data from CMS can typically be requested within three months of the target date. The version of the MDS changed from 2.0 to 3.0 on 10/01/2010. The 4th quarter of 2010 data will be version 3.0.

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