Swing bed services
Medicare covers swing bed services (skilled nursing facility (SNF) services you get in a hospital) in certain hospitals and critical access hospitals when the facility has entered into a “swing-bed” agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) .
Your costs in Original Medicare
When swing beds provide skilled nursing facility (SNF)-level care, the same coverage and cost-sharing rules apply as though the SNF provided the services.
What it is
A facility can “swing” its beds and provide either acute hospital or SNF-level care, as needed.