Dialysis Affiliates of South Alabama

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Brewton, Alabama (AL).

Dialysis Affiliates of South Alabama is a small dialysis clinic with 10 stations based at 1205 Belleville Avenue in Brewton, AL. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1994. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 28 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $536,370 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 very low when compared to national levels.

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

1205 Belleville Avenue
Brewton, AL 36426

Phone Number

(251) 867-3650

Geographic Coordinates

31.125126, -87.071454
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

03/17/1994
* 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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10
Escambia County Average
10
Alabama Average
16
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
Escambia County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
105 (95.45%) 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
Escambia County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
14 (12.73%) 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
Escambia County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
1 (0.91%) 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
Escambia County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
33 (30.00%) 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.

As 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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26 (92.00%)
Escambia County
54 (96.00%)
Alabama
4,914 (95.45%)
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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25 (56.00%)
Escambia County
42 (76.50%)
Alabama
4,814 (92.11%)
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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28
Escambia County Average
34
Alabama Average
95
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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$536,370
Escambia County Average
$722,732
Alabama Average
$1,664,415
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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$19,156
Escambia County Average
$21,257
Alabama Average
$17,493
United States Average
$2,609

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Note: There are a total of 3 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Brewton at a Glance

Brewton has a total population of 5,498, of which 1,307 are children under the age of 18 and 1,077 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 41.7.

Total Population:
5,498
Median Age:
41.7
Males:
2,529 (46.0%)
Female:
2,969 (54.0%)
Children (0-17):
1,307 (23.8%)
Adults (18-64):
3,114 (56.6%)
Seniors (65+):
1,077 (19.6%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Brewton
Married:
2,314 (42.1%)
Divorced:
615 (11.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Brewton
Hispanic Ethnicity:
61 (1.11%)
White:
3,167 (57.60%)
African American:
2,212 (40.23%)
Asian:
27 (0.49%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
23 (0.42%)
Other:
29 (0.53%)
Two or More:
40 (0.73%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Brewton

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.52, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.52 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
45
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
5
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $43,548 while the median household income is $34,234. Roughly 15.88% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$43,548
Household Income:
$34,234
In Poverty:
15.88%

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