Saturday, October 23, 2021

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds by Region

Serving more than 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A insurance coverage, psychiatric hospitals are an important part of Medicare's provider network.  As of 2019, there were over 600 psychiatric hospitals, with more than 59,800 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  Here is a breakdown of Medicare psychiatric hospital beds by region (to see state level data, follow the "region" links in the table below):

Region # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
Far West 9,271,394 63 5,051
Great Lakes 9,033,798 98 8,176
Great Plains 4,057,565 39 2,410
Mid-East 9,264,126 81 14,216
New England 3,009,294 32 3,516
Rocky Mountain 1,971,770 22 2,174
Southeast 16,668,792 174 15,709
Southwest 6,619,024 91 8,192
U.S. Territories 1,270,929 4 407
National 61,166,694 604 59,851

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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