Friday, February 24, 2023

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 62 million Americans with Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  As of the calendar year 2020 about 9.9% of the 6,200 plus hospitals that participated in the Medicare program were psychiatric hospitals.  And those psychiatric hospitals represented about 6.6% of the Medicare program's total hospital bed capacity.

In the calendar year 2020, the six-state New England region was home to 33 psychiatric hospitals, with more than 3,600 beds, that 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 6% of the program's psychiatric hospital bed capacity.  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 689,967 6 747
MA 1,351,220 17 1,811
ME 345,665 4 392
NH 307,435 2 341
RI 222,702 2 203
VT 151,220 2 174
Region 3,068,210 33 3,668
National* 62,498,751 613 61,129
% of National 4.9% 5.4% 6.0%

* 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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