Thursday, May 6, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) provide services to over 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  Skilled nursing facilities are medical institutions with the equipment and staff to give skilled nursing care on a daily basis. SNFs, in most cases, can also provide skilled rehabilitative care and certain other related services.  Examples of SNF care include physical therapy or intravenous injections that can only be given by a physician or registered nurse. Over 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, having more than 1.5 million beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.

In calendar year 2019, the Rocky Mountain states were home to just under 500 skilled nursing facilities, having over 43,000 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  This made the region home to about 3.2% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees and 2.7% of the program's SNF beds.  Here is a summary look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds in the Rocky Mountain region:

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region


Area # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
CO 899,989 218 19,656
ID 334,292 81 6,142
MT 229,633 70 6,243
UT 397,999 92 8,147
WY 109,857 34 2,848
Region 1,971,770 495 43,036
National* 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041
% of National 3.2% 3.3% 2.7%

* 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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