Monday, June 7, 2021

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in New England

Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) provide services to more than 60 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 6,000 hospitals in total, with over 932,500 beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.  Long term care hospitals accounted for approximately 6% of those hospitals and about 2.7% of those hospital beds.

In calendar year 2019, New England was home to 15 LTCHs, with more than 3,900 beds, who 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 beds.  This made the region's Medicare enrollees well-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 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 678,133 3 665
MA 1,329,279 11 2,799
ME 337,672 0 0
NH 298,585 0 0
RI 218,492 1 495
VT 147,133 0 0
Region 3,009,294 15 3,959
National* 61,166,694 367 25,593
% of National 4.9% 4.1% 15.5%

* 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, Calendar Year 2019

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