Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Southwest

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve the needs of the more than 62 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 1,588,000 beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of the calendar year 2020.

In the calendar year 2020, the Southwest region of the U.S. was home to 1,699 skilled nursing facilities, with over 182,600 beds, that were participating in the Medicare program.  The region thus was home to about 10.9% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees and 11.5% 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 1,359,840 146 15,870
NM 427,346 69 6,981
OK 753,140 292 27,824
TX 4,275,461 1,192 132,008
Region 6,815,787 1,699 182,683
National* 62,498,751 15,015 1,588,755
% of National 10.9% 11.3% 11.5%

* 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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