Skagit Valley Kidney Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Mount Vernon, Washington (WA).

Skagit Valley Kidney Center is a large dialysis clinic with 27 stations based at 208 S 14TH Street in Mount Vernon, WA. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1992. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 130 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,354,929 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.

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

208 S 14TH Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Phone Number

(360) 428-8260

Geographic Coordinates

48.420075, -122.324092
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

12/26/1992
* 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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27
Washington Average
17
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.

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Yes
Washington
56 (100.00%) 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
Washington
18 (32.14%) 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
Washington
46 (82.14%) 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
Washington
31 (55.36%) 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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67 (100.00%)
Washington
3,466 (95.92%)
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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78 (94.00%)
Washington
3,222 (93.13%)
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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130
Washington Average
150
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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$2,354,929
Washington Average
$1,950,715
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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$18,115
Washington Average
$13,011
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

Very good care, patients pampered here. Facilities could use some upgrades but care and staff are amazing.

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Mount Vernon at a Glance

Mount Vernon has a total population of 26,232, of which 7,597 are children under the age of 18 and 3,285 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 31.1.

Total Population:
26,232
Median Age:
31.1
Males:
12,859 (49.0%)
Female:
13,373 (51.0%)
Children (0-17):
7,597 (29.0%)
Adults (18-64):
15,350 (58.5%)
Seniors (65+):
3,285 (12.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Mount Vernon
Married:
11,263 (42.9%)
Divorced:
2,186 (8.3%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Mount Vernon
Hispanic Ethnicity:
6,589 (25.12%)
White:
19,789 (75.44%)
African American:
192 (0.73%)
Asian:
676 (2.58%)
Pacific Islander:
40 (0.15%)
Indian:
268 (1.02%)
Other:
4,494 (17.13%)
Two or More:
773 (2.95%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Mount Vernon

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.29, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.29 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
357
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
13
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $44,772 while the median household income is $37,999. Roughly 15.45% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$44,772
Household Income:
$37,999
In Poverty:
15.45%

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