Albany Dialysis Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Albany, New York (NY).

Albany Dialysis Center is a large dialysis clinic with 24 stations based at 64 Albany Shaker Road in Albany, NY. The for-profit facility is operated by Renal Research Institute, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1983. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and hemo hemodialysis training services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 5.87 registered nurses, 2.02 licensed practical nurses, 0.66 nursing aides, 7.97 technicians, 0.99 social workers, 1.21 dietitians, 3.21 administrators, and 2.98 managers. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 registered nurses, 0.02 licensed practical nurses, and 1.13 technicians. A total of 146 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,731,885 by Medicare. Albany Dialysis Center furnished 122,785 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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Operated By

Renal Research Institute

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

64 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12204

Phone Number

(518) 427-0473

Geographic Coordinates

42.673186, -73.749695
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

06/30/1983
* 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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24
Albany Average
20
Albany County Average
20
New York Average
18
United States Average
17

Services

Charts

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.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Albany
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Albany County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New York
228 (99.13%) 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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Yes
Albany
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Albany County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New York
48 (20.87%) 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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No
Albany
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Albany County
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
New York
111 (48.26%) 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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No
Albany
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Albany County
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
New York
121 (52.61%) Offer this Service
United States
2,235 (46.24%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

Charts

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.

As Expected
As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected

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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113 (100.00%)
Albany
219 (98.50%)
Albany County
219 (98.50%)
New York
14,358 (94.68%)
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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104 (95.00%)
Albany
196 (91.50%)
Albany County
196 (91.50%)
New York
13,458 (91.12%)
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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5.87
Albany Average
6.31
Albany County Average
6.31
New York Average
6.18
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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2.02
Albany Average
2.16
Albany County Average
2.16
New York Average
2.25
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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York Average
0.16
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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0.66
Albany Average
1.10
Albany County Average
1.10
New York Average
1.52
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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7.97
Albany Average
9.59
Albany County Average
9.59
New York Average
10.72
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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0.99
Albany Average
1.32
Albany County Average
1.32
New York Average
1.15
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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1.21
Albany Average
1.25
Albany County Average
1.25
New York Average
1.03
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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3.21
Albany Average
3.73
Albany County Average
3.73
New York Average
3.35
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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2.98
Albany Average
3.34
Albany County Average
3.34
New York Average
1.64
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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York Average
1.08
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.

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0.25
Albany Average
0.54
Albany County Average
0.54
New York 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.

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0.02
Albany Average
0.25
Albany County Average
0.25
New York 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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York Average
0.23
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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York 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.

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1.13
Albany Average
2.04
Albany County Average
2.04
New York Average
0.09
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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York Average
0.00
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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York Average
0.01
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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York Average
0.23
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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York 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
Albany Average
0.00
Albany County Average
0.00
New York Average
0.00
United States Average
0.01

Treatment Figures

Charts

Units of Epoetin Furnished

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

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122,785
Albany Average
123,455
Albany County Average
123,455
New York Average
113,079
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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146
Albany Average
6,485
Albany County Average
6,485
New York Average
1,969
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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$2,731,885
Albany Average
$4,971,057
Albany County Average
$4,971,057
New York Average
$3,517,662
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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$18,712
Albany Average
$767
Albany County Average
$767
New York Average
$1,787
United States Average
$2,609

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Nearby Dialysis Centers

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    Albany Medical Center
    Located 1.85 miles away in Albany at 43 New Scotland Avenue Peds Dialysis Unit Mail 73.
  2. Dialysis Center
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    Located 2.24 miles away in Albany at 2 Clara Barton Drive.
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    Located 12.65 miles away in Clifton Park at 21 Crossing Boulevard.
Note: There are a total of 6 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Albany at a Glance

Albany has a total population of 95,658, of which 19,085 are children under the age of 18 and 12,781 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 31.4.

Total Population:
95,658
Median Age:
31.4
Males:
45,467 (47.5%)
Female:
50,191 (52.5%)
Children (0-17):
19,085 (20.0%)
Adults (18-64):
63,792 (66.7%)
Seniors (65+):
12,781 (13.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Albany
Married:
30,086 (31.5%)
Divorced:
6,545 (6.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Albany
Hispanic Ethnicity:
5,349 (5.59%)
White:
60,383 (63.12%)
African American:
26,915 (28.14%)
Asian:
3,116 (3.26%)
Pacific Islander:
34 (0.04%)
Indian:
301 (0.31%)
Other:
2,060 (2.15%)
Two or More:
2,849 (2.98%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Albany

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.36, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.36 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
3
Doctors:
2,217
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
8
Medical Suppliers:
59
Rehab Centers:
24

Wealth

The median family income is $39,932 while the median household income is $30,041. Roughly 19.68% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$39,932
Household Income:
$30,041
In Poverty:
19.68%

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