Thursday, February 9, 2023

Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Beds in New England

Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) provide services to more than 62 million Americans having Medicare Part A long-term care coverage.  For individuals with complex medical conditions that require longer duration (more than 25 days on average) inpatient care, LTCHs are important service providers.  More than 6,200 hospitals in total, with over 927,300 beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of the calendar year 2020.  Long-term care hospitals accounted for approximately 5.6% of those hospitals and about 2.6% of those hospital beds.

In the calendar year 2020, New England was home to 14 long-term care hospitals, with more than 3,600 beds, that were participating in the Medicare program.  This made the six-state region home to about 4.9% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, but over 15% of the program's long-term care hospital bed capacity.  Here is a closer look at Medicare long-term care hospital beds in New England:

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in New England

Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Beds in New England

Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
CT 689,967 2 365
MA 1,351,220 11 2,799
ME 345,665 0 0
NH 307,435 0 0
RI 222,702 1 495
VT 151,220 0 0
Region 3,068,210 14 3,659
National* 62,498,751 347 23,748
% of National 4.9% 4.0% 15.4%

* 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, the Calendar Year 2020

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