Rural Swing Bed
The rural hospital swing bed program offers Long Term Care (LTC) services in areas where there is a shortage of Nursing Facility Level B (NF-B) beds. The Rural Swing Bed rates are billed with accommodation codes 04 for regular services and 05 for leave of absence/bed hold services.
DP/NF-B services provided to patients in swing beds will be reimbursed pursuant to CCR, title 22, section 51511 (a) (4).
|Rate Year||Description||Exempt from AB 97 Rate*||Not Exempt from AB 97 Rate**||Effective Date|
|2021-22||Temporary COVID-19 Rates||$565.86||$345.25||8/1/2021|
|2020-21||Temporary COVID-19 Rates||$522.77||$344.27||8/1/2020|
|2019-20||Temporary COVID-19 Rates||$480.33||$343.28||3/1/2020|
*Hospitals with a DP/NF-B located in
designated rural/frontier areas are exempt from the AB 97 rate freeze.
**Hospitals without a DP/NF-B are not exempt
from the AB 97 rate freeze.
expiration of the public health emergency or national emergency, whichever
occurs first, Rural Swing Bed reimbursements will revert to their standard per
diem rates. The Department will post an update on the Long Term Care Reimbursement webpage to inform providers of the expiration of the emergency
period and the corresponding expiration of the additional reimbursement.
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