Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region

Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) serve the needs of more than 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A long term care coverage.  LTCHs provide hospital care to individuals with complex medical conditions that require longer duration (in excess of 25 days on average) inpatient care.  Over 6,000 hospitals in total, with more than 932,500 beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.  Long term care hospitals accounted for about 6% of those hospitals and approximately 2.7% of those hospital beds.

In calendar year 2019, the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. was home to 14 LTCHs, with 675 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  This made the five-state region home to about 3.2% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, but only 2.6% of the program's long term care hospital beds, thus making the area's Medicare enrollees under-served for LTCH bed capacity relative to other regions of the country.  Here is a closer look at Medicare Long Term Care hospital beds in the Rocky Mountain region:


Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region


Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
CO 899,989 7 400
ID 334,292 2 100
MT 229,633 1 40
UT 397,999 4 135
WY 109,857 0 0
Region 1,971,770 14 675
National* 61,166,694 367 25,593
% of National 3.2% 3.8% 2.6%

* 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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