certified bed

A 'legal' bed in a health care facility approved by authorities for use by patients on a permanent basis, and which the governing body—usually the state board of health—deems to have sufficient staffing to support its unqualified use

certified bed

A 'legal' bed in a health care facility approved by authorities for use by Pts on a permanent basis, and which the governing body–usually the state board of health–deemed to have sufficient staffing to support its unqualified use. See Bed. Cf 'Swing' bed.
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To address a growing bed bug problem, GreenLeaf was the first pest management company in Canada to have a certified bed bug dog and the first in Ontario to offer thermal remediation for bed bug control.
There is no device on the market that can both detect and pinpoint the source of a bed bug infestation - nothing surpasses the abilities of a well-trained certified bed bug detection dog.
Of course, the facility cannot do so because Patient X was not admitted to a certified bed. In short, the facility has just learned what "risk" really means.
Medicare SNF admissions in 1983 per certified bed were included in the model to control for the initial level of admissions.
Under HCA, the hospital, which has 128 certified beds and is located in Lafayette, had been running at a very low census.
Most significantly, the report noted that the statewide hospital occupancy rate had fallen from 83 percent of certified beds in 1983 to 65 percent in 2004.
In excess of one-third (35 percent) of the nation's nursing homes are located in non-metropolitan counties accounting for 500,000 certified beds, or about 29 percent of the total supply of long-term care beds in the United States of which over half are certified for Medicare participation.
* The total number of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home beds has fallen for the first time from 1.726 million certified beds in 1998 to 1.724 million in 1999.
In addition, to the 60 certified beds under the EACH program, the new facility offers nursing home beds.
A more ominous reason is that current reimbursement rates are so low some nursing homes can't afford to provide care so they are forced to reduce the number of certified beds in their facility.
Genesee Memorial Hospital, an acute care community hospital with 70 certified beds, is now in its fifth year of maintaining physician practice profile as part of an ongoing quality assurance activity.
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 (Public Law 100-203) extended the program to include rural hospitals with up to 99 short-stay certified beds.

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