Chattanooga Kidney Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Chattanooga, Tennessee (TN).

Chattanooga Kidney Center is a large dialysis clinic with 30 stations based at 2118 Stein Drive in Chattanooga, TN. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 2002. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and hemo hemodialysis training services. The patient survival category for this clinic is above average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 4.51 registered nurses, 2.78 licensed practical nurses, 7.44 technicians, 1.08 social workers, 0.78 dietitians, and 2.51 administrators. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors. A total of 93 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,626,537 by Medicare. Chattanooga Kidney Center furnished 50,243 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 low when compared to national levels.

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

2118 Stein Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone Number

(423) 648-4900

Geographic Coordinates

35.056563, -85.185762
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

08/14/2002
* 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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30
Chattanooga Average
21
Hamilton County Average
21
Tennessee 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
Chattanooga
5 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Hamilton County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
119 (95.97%) 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
Chattanooga
1 (20.00%) Offer this Service
Hamilton County
1 (16.67%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
21 (16.94%) 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
Chattanooga
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Hamilton County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
8 (6.45%) 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.

This Provider This Provider
No
Chattanooga
2 (40.00%) Offer this Service
Hamilton County
2 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
48 (38.71%) 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.

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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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71 (94.00%)
Chattanooga
230 (92.25%)
Hamilton County
287 (92.20%)
Tennessee
4,906 (94.05%)
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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68 (75.00%)
Chattanooga
203 (85.50%)
Hamilton County
253 (86.20%)
Tennessee
4,728 (92.10%)
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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4.51
Tennessee Average
2.99
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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2.78
Tennessee Average
0.83
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Tennessee Average
0.00
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Tennessee Average
0.10
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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7.44
Tennessee Average
5.02
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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1.08
Tennessee Average
0.49
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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0.78
Tennessee Average
0.42
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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2.51
Tennessee Average
1.38
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Tennessee Average
0.82
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Tennessee Average
0.36
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
Tennessee Average
0.03
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
Tennessee 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
0.25
Tennessee Average
0.11
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
Tennessee 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
Tennessee Average
0.01
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
Tennessee Average
0.01
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
Tennessee 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
Tennessee Average
0.01
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
Tennessee Average
0.00
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Tennessee 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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50,243
Tennessee Average
493,481
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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93
Tennessee Average
71
United States Average
795

Financials

Charts

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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$1,626,537
Tennessee Average
$976,250
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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$17,490
Tennessee Average
$13,693
United States Average
$2,609

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Discussions

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Are there any support groups for caregivers?

Are there any support groups for caregivers?
Details:

Looking for other people who are supporting loved ones or friends who are in dialysis.

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Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 12:36 AM MST

Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Note: There are a total of 11 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Chattanooga at a Glance

Chattanooga has a total population of 155,554, of which 34,856 are children under the age of 18 and 23,695 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.8.

Total Population:
155,554
Median Age:
36.8
Males:
73,370 (47.2%)
Female:
82,184 (52.8%)
Children (0-17):
34,856 (22.4%)
Adults (18-64):
97,003 (62.4%)
Seniors (65+):
23,695 (15.2%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Chattanooga
Married:
61,440 (39.5%)
Divorced:
17,179 (11.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Chattanooga
Hispanic Ethnicity:
3,281 (2.11%)
White:
92,874 (59.71%)
African American:
56,086 (36.06%)
Asian:
2,396 (1.54%)
Pacific Islander:
164 (0.11%)
Indian:
446 (0.29%)
Other:
1,571 (1.01%)
Two or More:
2,017 (1.30%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Chattanooga

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.43, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.43 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
5
Doctors:
1,828
Home Agencies:
6
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
8
Medical Suppliers:
105
Rehab Centers:
10

Wealth

The median family income is $41,318 while the median household income is $32,006. Roughly 17.26% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$41,318
Household Income:
$32,006
In Poverty:
17.26%

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