Saturday, January 28, 2023

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Southwestern U.S.

Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) provide services to over 62 million Americans having Medicare Part A long-term care coverage.  Providing hospital care to individuals with complex medical conditions that require longer duration inpatient care (in excess of 25 days on average), LTCHs are an important part of the nation's hospital infrastructure.  As of the calendar year 2020, the Medicare program counted among its participating providers 347 Long Term Care Hospitals that had over 23,700 total beds.

In the calendar year 2020, participating in the Medicare program in the four-state Southwestern U.S. were 71 LTCHs with 4,057 total beds.  The region's Medicare enrollees are very well served for LTCH bed capacity in comparison to other regions of the country.  Home to about 10.9% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, the Southwest accounted for a disproportionately greater 17.1% share of the Medicare program's long-term care hospital beds.  Here is a deeper look at Medicare Long Term Care hospital beds in the Southwestern U.S.:

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Southwestern U.S.

Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Beds in the Southwestern U.S.

# Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
AZ 1,359,840 6 359
NM 427,346 3 106
OK 753,140 9 398
TX 4,275,461 53 3,194
Region 6,815,787 71 4,057
National* 62,498,751 347 23,748
% of National 10.9% 20.5% 17.1%

* 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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