Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in New England

Psychiatric hospitals make up an important part of the hospital system serving the mental health needs of more than 61 million Americans with Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  As of calendar year 2019, about 10% of the 6,000 plus hospitals participating in the Medicare program were psychiatric hospitals.  And those psychiatric hospitals represented about 6.4% of the Medicare program's total hospital bed capacity.

In calendar year 2019, the six-state New England region was home to 32 psychiatric hospitals, with more than 3,500 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  Most Medicare enrollees in New England are well served for psychiatric hospital bed capacity.  Although the region is home to just under 5% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, New England states hold closer to 6% of the program's psychiatric hospital beds.  Here is a state level look at Medicare psychiatric hospital beds in New England:

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in New England

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in New England

# Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
CT 678,133 6 747
MA 1,329,279 16 1,659
ME 337,672 4 392
NH 298,585 2 341
RI 218,492 2 203
VT 147,133 2 174
Region 3,009,294 32 3,516
National* 61,166,694 604 59,851
% of National 4.9% 5.3% 5.9%

* 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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