Sunday, September 19, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Far West

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve over 61 million Americans with Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  SNFs are medical facilities staffed and equipped to provide skilled nursing care on a daily basis.  Very often, SNFs can also provide skilled rehabilitative care and certain 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, the six-state Far West region of the U.S. was home to 1,603 skilled nursing facilities, with over 155,000 beds, that participated in the Medicare program.  Relative to other regions of the country, the Far West's Medicare enrollees are under-served by SNFs as the region houses much less of Medicare's SNF bed capacity (9.7%) than its share of the national Medicare enrollee population (15.2%).  Here is a summary look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds in the Far West region of the country:

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Far West
Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Far West

Area # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
AK 99,901 19 760
CA 6,145,985 1,154 114,191
HI 273,559 44 4,063
NV 528,844 64 7,004
OR 862,861 121 10,132
WA 1,360,244 201 19,001
Region 9,271,394 1,603 155,151
National* 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041
% of National 15.2% 10.6% 9.7%

* 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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