Friday, June 18, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Great Plains States

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve the needs of over 61 million Americans having Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  Staffed and equipped to provide skilled nursing care on a daily basis, SNFs serve individuals whose medical condition requires daily inpatient nursing care, but not the intensive inpatient care normally provided by short-stay hospitals.  Examples of SNF care include physical therapy or intravenous injections that can only be given by a registered nurse or doctor. More than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, with more than 1,550,000 beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.

In calendar year 2019, the Great Plains states were home to 1,940 SNFs, with over 150,000 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  The region thus was home to about 6.6% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees and 9.5% of the program's SNF beds, indicating that enrollees in the region were relatively well served by SNF bed capacity in comparison to some other regions of the country.  Here is a summary look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds in the Great Plains states:

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Great Plains States
Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Great Plains States

Area # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
IA 624,968 417 28,284
KS 534,086 292 19,196
MN 1,020,671 360 27,091
MO 1,225,992 510 50,587
NE 345,802 189 14,078
ND 130,540 80 5,908
SD 175,506 92 5,721
Region 4,057,565 1,940 150,865
National* 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041
% of National 6.6% 12.8% 9.5%

* 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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