Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in New England

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve the needs of more than 62 million Americans with Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  SNFs are institutional medical providers equipped and staffed to give skilled nursing care on a daily basis.  In most cases, SNFs can also provide skilled rehabilitative care and certain other related services.  More than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, having over 1,588,000 beds, participated in the Medicare program in the calendar year 2020.

As of 2020, New England was home to 856 skilled nursing facilities, with over 93,000 beds, that participated in the Medicare program.  Relative to other regions of the country, New England's Medicare enrollees are well-served by SNFs as the region houses more of Medicare's SNF bed capacity (5.9%) than its share of the national Medicare enrollee population (4.9%).  Here is a summary look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds in New England:

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in New England

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in New England

Area # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
CT 689,967 209 25,138
MA 1,351,220 371 42,800
ME 345,665 93 6,546
NH 307,435 70 7,139
RI 222,702 78 8,350
VT 151,220 35 3,077
Region 3,068,210 856 93,050
National* 62,498,751 15,015 1,588,755
% of National 4.9% 5.7% 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 2020

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