Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Great Lakes Region

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve the needs of over 61 million Americans having Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  Equipped and staffed to offer skilled nursing care on a daily basis, SNFs serve individuals with medical conditions that necessitate daily inpatient nursing care, but not the intensive inpatient care normally provided by short-stay hospitals.  Examples of skilled nursing care include therapeutic treatments or intravenous injections that can only be given by a registered nurse or doctor. , With more than 1,590,000 beds, over 15,100 skilled nursing facilities participated in the Medicare program in calendar year 2019.

In calendar year 2019, the Great Lakes states were home to 2,975 SNFs, with over 290,000 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  Compared to other regions of the country, Medicare Part A enrollees in the Great Lakes states were very well served by SNF bed capacity.  The region was home to about 14.8% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, whereas it had an even larger share (18.3%) of Medicare's SNF bed capacity.  Here is a closer look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds in the Great Lakes region:

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Great Lakes Region

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Great Lakes Region

Area # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
IL 2,212,802 697 77,355
IN 1,258,716 528 51,220
MI 2,063,850 439 45,848
OH 2,326,789 957 87,781
WI 1,171,641 354 28,552
Region 9,033,798 2,975 290,756
National* 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041
% of National 14.8% 19.7% 18.3%

* 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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