Friday, October 15, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds by Region

Equipped and staffed to give skilled nursing care on a daily basis, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) serve the needs of over 61 million Americans with Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  More than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, having over 1.5 million beds, participated in the Medicare program in calendar year 2019.  Here is a more detailed look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds by region (to see state level data, follow the "region" links in the table below):

Region # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
Far West 9,271,394 1,603 155,151
Great Lakes 9,033,798 2,975 290,756
Great Plains 4,057,565 1,940 150,865
Mid-East 9,264,126 1,951 287,563
New England 3,009,294 870 94,397
Rocky Mountain 1,971,770 495 43,036
Southeast 16,668,792 3,562 389,213
Southwest 6,619,024 1,700 180,807
U.S. Territories 1,270,929 7 253
National 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041

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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