Special Services: CMS Swing Bed and Psychiatric Services CoPs
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Offered Through Partnership with Georgia Hospital Association
This webinar will focus on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of participation (CoPs) swing bed and psychiatric services requirements for acute care hospitals.
In 2019, CMS updated the State Operations Manual by incorporating psychiatric hospital requirements into Appendix A of the manual. In 2018, CMS incorporated swing bed
requirements and interpretive guidelines from Appendix T into Appendix A. This session will address both areas of specialized services.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
-Discuss swing bed qualification requirements.
-Recall the scope of patient rights for swing bed patients.
-Describe the special provisions that apply to psychiatric hospitals.
-Explain the five requirements for a written plan of care for psychiatric patients.
Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medical Records, Quality Improvement personnel,
Risk Manager, Legal Counsel.
Laura A. Dixon, BH, JD, RN, CPHRM
Laura A. Dixon served as the director of risk management and patient safety for the Colorado Region of Kaiser Permanente. Prior to joining Kaiser, she served as the director, facility patient
safety and risk management and operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020, where she provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and
staff in multiple states.
Dixon has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management. She has previously served
as the director, Western region, patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company in Napa, California. In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management
consultation to physicians and staff of the western United States.
As a registered nurse and attorney, Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, RECEP of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College
of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and
This speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.