Monday, April 19, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Southwest

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve the needs of the more than 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  SNFs are healthcare institutions with the staff and equipment needed to give skilled nursing care on a daily basis and, in most cases, skilled rehabilitative services and other related health services.  Examples of SNF care include physical therapy or intravenous injections that can only be given by a registered nurse or doctor. More than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, with more than 1,500,000 beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.

In calendar year 2019, the Southwest region of the U.S. was home to 1,700 SNFs, with over 180,000 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  The region thus was home to about 10.8% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees and 11.4% of the program's SNF beds.  Here is a summary look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds in the Southwest:

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Southwest

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Southwest


Area # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
AZ 1,315,576 146 15,901
NM 416,900 69 6,873
OK 738,438 290 27,650
TX 4,148,110 1,195 130,383
Region 6,619,024 1,700 180,807
National* 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041
% of National 10.8% 11.3% 11.4%

* 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, Calendar Year 2019

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