Sunday, July 11, 2021

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the U.S. Southwest

Psychiatric hospitals are an important part of the hospital infrastructure serving the mental health needs of more than 61 million Americans with Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  In calendar year 2019, roughly 10% of the 6,000 plus hospitals participating in the Medicare program were psychiatric hospitals.  Moreover, those psychiatric hospitals accounted for about 6.4% of the total hospital bed capacity in the Medicare program.

The four-state Southwest region of the U.S. was home to 91 psychiatric hospitals, with almost 8,200 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program in calendar year 2019.  Most Medicare enrollees in the U.S. Southwest are well served for psychiatric hospital bed capacity.  Although the region is home to just under 11% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, the Southwest states hold 13.7% of the program's psychiatric hospital beds.  Here is a closer look at Medicare psychiatric hospital beds in the U.S. Southwest:

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the U.S. Southwest

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the U.S. Southwest


# Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
AZ 1,315,576 17 1,829
NM 416,900 4 204
OK 738,438 12 834
TX 4,148,110 58 5,325
Region 6,619,024 91 8,192
National* 61,166,694 604 59,851
% of National 10.8% 15.1% 13.7%

* 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, Calendar Year 2019

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