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Acute-care hospitals are to use their beds for “swing services” when necessary. EDITOR’S NOTE: In a surprise move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new waiver on May 11, allowing all acute-care hospitals to use their beds for “swing bed services” when necessary. Dr. Ronald Hirsch,…
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In the aftermath of the devastation caused by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued blanket waivers of some the regulatory requirements for hospitals and post-acute care settings to support access to services and allow healthcare facilities to provide timely care to…