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CMS, Rural Care Advocates Rip OIG Report Targeting Swing Beds
HealthLeaders Media

A federal audit that recommends cutting payments to rural hospitals for skilled nursing swing beds is being panned by hospital advocates and the federal government.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General released a report on Monday that estimates that the federal government overpaid critical access hospitals about $4.1 billion over six years to provide skilled nursing services using hospital swing beds.