Saturday, May 15, 2021

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in New England

Rehabilitation hospitals are an integral component of the hospital infrastructure serving the needs of the more than 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  More than 6,000 hospitals of all types, with over 932,500 beds in total, participated in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.  Accounting for about 5% of those hospitals and 2% of those hospital beds were rehabilitation hospitals.

In calendar year 2019, the six-state New England region of the U.S. was home to 11 rehabilitation hospitals, with more than 1,100 beds, that participated in the Medicare program.  While seemingly small in number, the rehabilitation hospital bed count in the region makes New England Medicare enrollees modestly well served for rehabilitation hospital care in comparison to other regions of the country.  Home to about 5% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, New England holds roughly 5.8% of the program's rehabilitation hospital beds.  Here is a state-level look at Medicare rehabilitation hospital beds in New England:

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in New England

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in New England

Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
CT 678,133 1 60
MA 1,329,279 6 722
ME 337,672 1 100
NH 298,585 2 185
RI 218,492 1 40
VT 147,133 0 0
Region 3,009,294 11 1,107
National* 61,166,694 306 19,059
% of National 4.9% 3.6% 5.8%

* 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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