Monday, June 14, 2021

Medicare Short Stay Hospital Beds in the Southwest

Short stay hospitals, which provide acute inpatient care, are the heart of the hospital infrastructure that serves over 61 million Americans who have Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  Short stay hospitals account for more than 54% the hospitals, and over 83% of the hospital beds, that participate in the Medicare program.  

As of calendar year 2019, the U.S. Southwest was home to 465 short stay hospitals, with just over 91,000 beds, that participated in the Medicare program.  Home to about 10.8% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees in 2019, the region had 11.7% of the program's short stay hospital beds.  Here is a state-level look at Medicare short stay hospital beds in the Southwest:

Medicare Short Stay Hospital Beds in the Southwest

Medicare Short Stay Hospital Beds in the Southwest

# Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
AZ 1,315,576 61 13,956
NM 416,900 32 4,103
OK 738,438 78 11,062
TX 4,148,110 294 61,979
Region 6,619,024 465 91,100
National* 61,166,694 3,283 779,466
% of National 10.8% 14.2% 11.7%

* National totals include U.S. territories

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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