Beechnut Dialysis Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Houston, Texas (TX).

Beechnut Dialysis Center is a large dialysis clinic with 24 stations based at 8325 Beechnut in Houston, TX. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 2004. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 161 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,373,087 by Medicare. 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.

Overall Rating

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 from 4 User Reviews
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Quality of Care Rating

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Rated 4.75 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Staff Rating

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Rated 4.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Rating

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Promptness Rating

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Rated 4.75 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

8325 Beechnut
Houston, TX 77036

Phone Number

(713) 772-5228

Geographic Coordinates

29.69249, -95.530733
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

03/25/2004
* 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
Houston Average
22
Harris County Average
21
Texas Average
20
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
Houston
52 (96.30%) Offer this Service
Harris County
66 (97.06%) Offer this Service
Texas
400 (98.52%) 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
Houston
9 (16.67%) Offer this Service
Harris County
9 (13.24%) Offer this Service
Texas
38 (9.36%) 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
Houston
14 (25.93%) Offer this Service
Harris County
15 (22.06%) Offer this Service
Texas
50 (12.32%) 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
Houston
31 (57.41%) Offer this Service
Harris County
33 (48.53%) Offer this Service
Texas
144 (35.47%) 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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118 (98.00%)
Houston
3,441 (95.04%)
Harris County
4,046 (95.16%)
Texas
23,852 (96.68%)
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.

This Provider This Provider
107 (92.00%)
Houston
3,201 (91.00%)
Harris County
3,735 (90.81%)
Texas
22,423 (92.67%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Treatment Figures

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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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161
Houston Average
474
Harris County Average
378
Texas Average
258
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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$2,373,087
Houston Average
$2,024,930
Harris County Average
$1,805,413
Texas Average
$1,762,123
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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$14,740
Houston Average
$4,272
Harris County Average
$4,774
Texas Average
$6,838
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Beechnut Dialysis Center Review
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Facility:
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Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
United Healthcare
Details:

i started my dialysis with davita and i was vip but suddenly i lost my private insurance and i saw the change in attitude the rudeness and number of times i became sick increased so i went to dr patel shatish and oh boy what a choice i made, he has his set of rules and explains to the details about my sickness and i got more involved in taking care of myself ,i have not been in hospital for last 3 years, god bless beechnut and dr patel

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A Review by Anonymous

Beechnut Dialysis Center Review
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Facility:
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Promptness:
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Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

excellent facility better than the one i came from across the street. i am been seen by my doctor at least every treatment and my concerns taken care promptly. i love beechnut dialysis unit and i would recomend my family and friends.

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A Review by Anonymous

Beechnut Dialysis Center Review
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Insurance:
Aetna
Details:

I have been a patient at BDC for more than 3years the facility is very clean, and the staff are very friendly. over all I like the place and the most is Dr.patel he is always there when we want him, he check on my at least twice a week.

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A Review by Anonymous

Beechnut Dialysis Center Review
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
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Staff:
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Facility:
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Promptness:
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Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
Details:

excellent dialysis center with low morbidity and mortality rate

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Houston at a Glance

Houston has a total population of 1,953,631, of which 536,658 are children under the age of 18 and 164,065 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 30.9.

Total Population:
1,953,631
Median Age:
30.9
Males:
975,551 (49.9%)
Female:
978,080 (50.1%)
Children (0-17):
536,658 (27.5%)
Adults (18-64):
1,252,908 (64.1%)
Seniors (65+):
164,065 (8.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Houston
Married:
785,585 (40.2%)
Divorced:
149,185 (7.6%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Houston
Hispanic Ethnicity:
730,865 (37.41%)
White:
962,610 (49.27%)
African American:
494,496 (25.31%)
Asian:
103,694 (5.31%)
Pacific Islander:
1,182 (0.06%)
Indian:
8,568 (0.44%)
Other:
321,603 (16.46%)
Two or More:
61,478 (3.15%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Houston

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.33, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.33 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
54
Doctors:
12,577
Home Agencies:
381
Hospitals:
23
Nursing Homes:
55
Medical Suppliers:
660
Rehab Centers:
62

Wealth

The median family income is $40,443 while the median household income is $36,616. Roughly 18.89% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$40,443
Household Income:
$36,616
In Poverty:
18.89%

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