Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in New England

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve the needs of more than 61 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 1.5 million beds, participated in the Medicare program in calendar year 2019.

As of 2019, New England was home 870 skilled nursing facilities, with over 94,000 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 678,133 215 25,704
MA 1,329,279 375 43,276
ME 337,672 93 6,546
NH 298,585 71 7,140
RI 218,492 80 8,624
VT 147,133 36 3,107
Region 3,009,294 870 94,397
National* 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041
% of National 4.9% 5.8% 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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