Thursday, January 5, 2023

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Southeast

Rehabilitation hospitals are part of the hospital infrastructure serving the needs of the more than 62 million Americans having Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  Over 6,200 hospitals of all types, with more than 927,000 beds in total, participated in the Medicare program as of the calendar year 2020.  Rehabilitation hospitals accounted for about 5% of all hospitals and 2.1% of total hospital beds.

In the calendar year 2020, the twelve-state Southeast region of the U.S. was home to 105 rehabilitation hospitals, with over 5,800 beds, that were participating in the Medicare program.  As such, the region was home to about 27% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees while having 30% of the program's rehabilitation hospital beds.  Here is a state-level summary look at Medicare rehabilitation hospital beds in the Southeast region of the U.S.:

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Southeast

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Southeast

Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
Alabama 1,056,359 7 427
Arkansas 645,494 9 557
Florida 4,674,019 17 1,331
Georgia 1,754,062 6 324
Kentucky 931,126 5 349
Louisiana 882,812 23 639
Mississippi 609,478 1 33
North Carolina 2,028,204 3 298
South Carolina 1,101,105 10 527
Tennessee 1,382,574 11 612
Virginia 1,540,473 8 461
West Virginia 442,495 5 280
Region 17,048,200 105 5,838
National* 62,498,751 314 19,481
% of National 27.3% 33.4% 30.0%

* National totals include U.S. territories

Data Source:  CMS Program Statistics, Table: MDCR PROVIDERS 4. Medicare Providers:  Number of Medicare Certified Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Number of Beds, by State, Territories, Possessions, and Other, the Calendar Year 2020


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