Intercommunity Dialysis Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Whittier, California (CA).

Intercommunity Dialysis Center is a large dialysis clinic with 31 stations based at 12291 East Washington Boulevard Suite 410 in Whittier, CA. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1991. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 6.65 registered nurses, 1.00 licensed practical nurses, 22.88 technicians, 1.00 social workers, 1.00 dietitians, and 4.07 administrators. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.50 doctors. A total of 116 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,278,782 by Medicare. Intercommunity Dialysis Center furnished 126,812 units of epoetin to patients in 2006, which is below average when compared nationally. The number of patients that have a URR of 65% or more is on par with national levels. Patients with a HCT of 33% or higher is close to national levels.

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Rated 3.00 out of 5 from 2 User Reviews
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Rated 2.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

12291 East Washington Boulevard Suite 410
Whittier, CA 90606

Phone Number

(562) 696-1841

Geographic Coordinates

33.970367, -118.064674
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a street level.

Certification Date

06/17/1991
* Originally passed inspection by Medicare or Medicaid on this date. This is not the same as accreditation.

Stations

The total number of dialysis stations the facility operates. Each patient is assigned to a station when receiving dialysis treatment. Typically, a single station offers just one type of dialysis treatment, but multiple station types can be offered per facility.

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31
Whittier Average
26
Los Angeles County Average
22
California Average
19
United States Average
17

Services

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In-Center Hemodialysis Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis services on site. Hemodialysis is the process of pumping blood through a dialyzer with dialysate. After being cleaned, the cleansed blood is the returned to the body.

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Yes
Whittier
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Los Angeles County
108 (98.18%) Offer this Service
California
398 (93.87%) Offer this Service
United States
4,686 (96.96%) Offer this Service

Hemodialysis Training Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis training at patients' place of residence.

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No
Whittier
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Los Angeles County
18 (16.36%) Offer this Service
California
59 (13.92%) Offer this Service
United States
806 (16.68%) Offer this Service

Late Shift Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility has a shift starting at 5:00 PM or later.

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Yes
Whittier
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Los Angeles County
31 (28.18%) Offer this Service
California
110 (25.94%) Offer this Service
United States
931 (19.26%) Offer this Service

In-Center Peritoneal Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers peritoneal services on site. Peritoneal dialysis is the process running a sterile solution of minerals and glucose through a tube into the peritoneal cavity. The dialysate is left for a period of time to absorb the waste products and then drained.

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Yes
Whittier
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Los Angeles County
71 (64.55%) Offer this Service
California
235 (55.42%) Offer this Service
United States
2,235 (46.24%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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Patient Survival

The patient survival category set by Medicare and Medicaid directly. Facilities fall into one of three categories; better than expected, as expected, or worse than expected.

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Patients with URR of 65% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a urea reduction ratio of 65% or higher. The URR is a measure used to quantify hemodialysis treatment. A higher value is better, with the minimum accepted value by Medicare and Medicaid being 65%.

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88 (91.00%)
Whittier
187 (91.00%)
Los Angeles County
6,030 (91.16%)
California
19,447 (91.96%)
United States
225,886 (94.68%)

Patients with HCT of 33% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a hematocrit level of 33% or higher. The hematocrit level of an individual is considered an integral part of their complete blood count. Typical hematocrit levels are 38% to 52% in males and 37% to 47% in females.

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86 (91.00%)
Whittier
187 (92.33%)
Los Angeles County
6,074 (89.10%)
California
21,383 (92.04%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Staff

Registered Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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6.65
Whittier Average
4.57
Los Angeles County Average
5.17
California Average
4.90
United States Average
3.91

Licensed Practical Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.00
Whittier Average
0.96
Los Angeles County Average
0.64
California Average
0.67
United States Average
0.82

Doctors on Staff

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
1.61
California Average
0.52
United States Average
0.09

Nursing Aides on Staff

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.15
California Average
0.31
United States Average
0.31

Technicians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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22.88
Whittier Average
15.94
Los Angeles County Average
11.24
California Average
9.54
United States Average
7.03

Social Workers on Staff

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.00
Whittier Average
0.80
Los Angeles County Average
0.95
California Average
0.90
United States Average
0.66

Dieticians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.00
Whittier Average
1.01
Los Angeles County Average
0.81
California Average
0.83
United States Average
0.57

Administrators on Staff

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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4.07
Whittier Average
3.34
Los Angeles County Average
2.81
California Average
2.44
United States Average
1.79

Management on Staff

The number of full time equivalent management employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.73
California Average
0.70
United States Average
0.82

Others on Staff

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.74
California Average
0.55
United States Average
0.50

Registered Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.08
California Average
0.07
United States Average
0.06

Licensed Practical Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.01
California Average
0.00
United States Average
0.01

Doctors on Call

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.50
Whittier Average
0.33
Los Angeles County Average
0.16
California Average
0.17
United States Average
0.13

Nursing Aides on Call

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.00
California Average
0.00
United States Average
0.00

Technicians on Call

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.17
California Average
0.05
United States Average
0.04

Social Workers on Call

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.06
California Average
0.02
United States Average
0.02

Dieticians on Call

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.10
California Average
0.04
United States Average
0.03

Administrators on Call

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.20
California Average
0.08
United States Average
0.03

Management on Call

The number of full time equivalent management employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.18
California Average
0.07
United States Average
0.02

Others on Call

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Whittier Average
0.00
Los Angeles County Average
0.03
California Average
0.01
United States Average
0.01

Treatment Figures

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Units of Epoetin Furnished

The number of units of epoetin (EPO) furnished by this provider to its patients in 2006.

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126,812
Whittier Average
98,132
Los Angeles County Average
1,582,182
California Average
622,336
United States Average
259,761

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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116
Whittier Average
108
Los Angeles County Average
118
California Average
221
United States Average
795

Financials

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Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$2,278,782
Whittier Average
$2,066,929
Los Angeles County Average
$2,021,202
California Average
$1,894,960
United States Average
$2,073,232

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$19,645
Whittier Average
$19,227
Los Angeles County Average
$17,102
California Average
$8,591
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
Details:

Staff is rude, always in a hurry, always speaking in another language other than english, amongst themselves. Dr. hardly ever comes to see patients. I transferred out of there 2 months ago, it was the best thing I ever did. Ernest

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

My mother has been having her dialysis here for over 7 years. She is in good health, she still drives herself there and back. That should tell you something. They do the job right. Although there not perfect there are some days the staff provides their own unsoliceted opinions regarding her health condition but that just their human nature to try to help. I say this beacause thruought the 7 years my mother has needed a few surgeries. It has a nice Tv setup, its roomy not cramped, the chairs are located against the surrounding walls which allows everybody to see each other and the staff that located in a center module and theres lots of parking and I mean a lot of parking. Yes I would recommend this place. There are other facilities closer to my mom's home but she prefers this one. David (caretaker)

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Whittier at a Glance

Whittier has a total population of 83,680, of which 23,667 are children under the age of 18 and 10,486 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 32.8.

Total Population:
83,680
Median Age:
32.8
Males:
40,687 (48.6%)
Female:
42,993 (51.4%)
Children (0-17):
23,667 (28.3%)
Adults (18-64):
49,527 (59.2%)
Seniors (65+):
10,486 (12.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Whittier
Married:
34,491 (41.2%)
Divorced:
5,926 (7.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Whittier
Hispanic Ethnicity:
46,765 (55.89%)
White:
52,876 (63.19%)
African American:
1,019 (1.22%)
Asian:
2,770 (3.31%)
Pacific Islander:
126 (0.15%)
Indian:
1,105 (1.32%)
Other:
21,588 (25.80%)
Two or More:
4,196 (5.01%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Whittier

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.30, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.30 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
3
Doctors:
570
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
7
Medical Suppliers:
43
Rehab Centers:
9

Wealth

The median family income is $55,726 while the median household income is $49,256. Roughly 10.22% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$55,726
Household Income:
$49,256
In Poverty:
10.22%

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