Sunday, March 5, 2023

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 62 million Americans with Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  In the calendar year 2020, roughly 9.9% of the 6,200 plus hospitals participating in the Medicare program were psychiatric hospitals.  Moreover, those psychiatric hospitals accounted for about 6.6% of the total hospital bed capacity in the Medicare program.

The four-state Southwest region of the U.S. was home to 97 psychiatric hospitals, with over 8,500 beds, that were participating in the Medicare program in the calendar year 2020.  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 14% 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 1,359,840 21 2,003
NM 427,346 4 204
OK 753,140 12 834
TX 4,275,461 60 5,487
Region 6,815,787 97 8,528
National* 62,498,751 613 61,129
% of National 10.9% 15.8% 14.0%

* 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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