Sunday, September 26, 2021

Medicare Short Stay Hospital Beds in the Mid-East U.S. Region

Short stay hospitals provide acute inpatient care and serve as the foundation to the hospital infrastructure serving over 61 million Americans with Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  In calendar year 2019, across the country there were over 3,200 short stay hospitals, with more than 779,000 beds, that participated in the Medicare program.  At that time, the Mid-East U.S. region, which encompasses five states and the District of Columbia, was home to 414 short stay hospitals, with almost 120,000 beds, that participated in the Medicare program.  This made the region home to about 15.1% of Medicare's Part A enrollees and about 15.4% of Medicare's short stay hospital bed capacity.  Here is a more detailed look at Medicare short stay hospital beds in the Mid-East U.S. region:

Medicare Short Stay Hospital Beds in the Mid-East U.S. Region

Medicare Short Stay Hospital Beds in the Mid-East U.S. Region

# Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
DE 207,483 6 2,337
DC 92,751 7 3,157
MD 1,034,889 45 11,794
NJ 1,599,601 65 23,113
NY 3,604,216 147 50,987
PA 2,725,186 144 28,581
Region 9,264,126 414 119,969
National* 61,166,694 3,283 779,466
% of National 15.1% 12.6% 15.4%

* National totals include U.S. territories

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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