Newsletter Article

Oct 27, 2021

The Compliance Team Launches Swing Bed Certification Program

The New Program Validates the Quality of Transitional Care for Critical Access Hospitals

September 2021, Spring House, Pennsylvania – The Compliance Team (TCT), a CMS approved accreditation organization, has developed and launched a new program in support of Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) serving rural communities across the country. The Swing Bed Certification Program ensures and validates that CAH’s are meeting all required policies and procedures and implementing best practices for transitional care.

Beta tested to ensure excellence in care, the Swing Bed Certification utilizes evidence-based care with swing bed specific patient satisfaction surveys that measure the quality of care being delivered. For CAH’s, the 3rd party validation raises patient and community confidence, while certifying they are delivering the highest quality of transitional care.

“We recognize the challenges that CAH’s have with growing their transitional care business,” expressed Steve Simmerman, COO at The Compliance Team. “As a third party, our team is able to validate to the rural community that they will receive high-quality care right in their hometown. Why would you want to go to a facility potentially 50 or more miles away?”

Traditionally, patients seeking transitional care would utilize a long-term care facility or SNF that is located in a larger city and away from their local support system – family and friends. Now these same patients not only receive care in their community, but they will also receive a higher level of care.

“Working with TCT, we were able to truly focus on best practices for transitional care. Their outside perspective and in-depth expertise helped us to develop a comprehensive care program,” stated Kirsten Faessler, COO at Lexington Regional Health Center. “Swing Bed Certification is essential to validating to our rural community that we are the best choice for transitional care and right here in their hometown.”

For more information on The Compliance Team’s Swing Bed Certification program, go to www.TheComplianceTeam.org or call 215-654-9110.