Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Southeastern U.S.

Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) serve the needs of over 62 million Americans having Medicare Part A long-term care coverage.  LTCHs provide hospital care to individuals with complicated health conditions that necessitate a longer duration (in excess of 25 days on average) of inpatient care.  As of the calendar year 2020, LTCHs accounted for approximately 5.6% of all hospitals, and about 2.6% of all hospital beds, that were participating in the Medicare program.

In the calendar year 2020, the twelve-state Southeastern region of the U.S. was home to 122 long-term care hospitals, with over 6,500 beds, that were participating in the Medicare program.  This made the region home to 27.3% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees and 27.7% of the program's LTCH bed capacity nationally.   A deeper look into the data reveals the following about Medicare long-term care hospital beds in the Southeastern U.S. region:

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Southeastern U.S.

Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Beds in the Southeastern U.S.

Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
AL 1,056,359 8 306
AR 645,494 8 277
FL 4,674,019 23 1,464
GA 1,754,062 11 673
KY 931,126 8 630
LA 882,812 26 1,238
MS 609,478 7 311
NC 2,028,204 8 432
SC 1,101,105 6 308
TN 1,382,574 7 302
VA 1,540,473 6 492
WV 442,495 4 134
Region 17,048,200 122 6,567
National* 62,498,751 347 23,748
% of National 27.3% 35.2% 27.7%

* 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, the Calendar Year 2020

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