Tuscaloosa Dialysis

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

Tuscaloosa Dialysis is an average sized dialysis clinic with 19 stations based at 805 Old Mill Street in Tuscaloosa, AL. The for-profit facility is operated by Gambro Healthcare, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1992. The facility offers hemo hemodialysis training and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 7.29 registered nurses, 0.34 licensed practical nurses, 8.95 technicians, 1.04 social workers, 0.97 dietitians, 4.08 administrators, and 0.10 other employees. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors. A total of 160 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $3,043,850 by Medicare. Tuscaloosa Dialysis furnished 107,339 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

Gambro Healthcare

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

805 Old Mill Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone Number

(205) 752-6363

Geographic Coordinates

33.179074, -87.547834
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

08/11/1992
* 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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19
Tuscaloosa Average
11
Tuscaloosa County Average
10
Alabama Average
16
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
No
Tuscaloosa
1 (25.00%) Offer this Service
Tuscaloosa County
2 (40.00%) 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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Yes
Tuscaloosa
1 (25.00%) Offer this Service
Tuscaloosa County
1 (20.00%) 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
Tuscaloosa
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Tuscaloosa 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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Yes
Tuscaloosa
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Tuscaloosa County
4 (80.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
33 (30.00%) 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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98 (94.00%)
Tuscaloosa
172 (94.00%)
Tuscaloosa County
220 (94.67%)
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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107 (93.00%)
Tuscaloosa
181 (92.00%)
Tuscaloosa County
223 (91.67%)
Alabama
4,814 (92.11%)
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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7.29
Tuscaloosa Average
7.67
Tuscaloosa County Average
6.56
Alabama Average
3.91
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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0.34
Tuscaloosa Average
1.28
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.89
Alabama Average
0.58
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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama 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.

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0.00
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama Average
0.19
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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8.95
Tuscaloosa Average
7.22
Tuscaloosa County Average
6.21
Alabama Average
5.44
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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1.04
Tuscaloosa Average
0.90
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.75
Alabama Average
0.53
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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0.97
Tuscaloosa Average
0.84
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.72
Alabama Average
0.46
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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4.08
Tuscaloosa Average
3.38
Tuscaloosa County Average
2.96
Alabama Average
1.65
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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0.00
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama Average
0.95
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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0.10
Tuscaloosa Average
0.15
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.11
Alabama Average
0.37
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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama Average
0.05
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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0.00
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama 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.

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0.25
Tuscaloosa Average
0.25
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.25
Alabama Average
0.08
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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama 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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama 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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama 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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama Average
0.00
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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama Average
0.00
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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama 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
Tuscaloosa Average
0.00
Tuscaloosa County Average
0.00
Alabama Average
0.01
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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107,339
Tuscaloosa Average
106,510
Tuscaloosa County Average
91,601
Alabama Average
75,323
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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160
Tuscaloosa County Average
123
Alabama Average
95
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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$3,043,850
Tuscaloosa County Average
$2,195,825
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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$19,024
Tuscaloosa County Average
$17,852
Alabama Average
$17,493
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

  1. Dialysis Center
    Kidney Institute of Tuscaloosa
    Located 2.08 miles away in Tuscaloosa at 701 University Boulevard Suite 809.
  2. Dialysis Center
    Tuscaloosa University Dialysis
    Located 2.24 miles away in Tuscaloosa at 815 University Boulevard East.
  3. Dialysis Center
    Tuscaloosa Nephrology Association..
    Located 3.47 miles away in Tuscaloosa at 535 Jack Warner Parkway Northeast Suite K.
  4. Dialysis Center
    Northport Dialysis
    Located 3.82 miles away in Northport at 2401 Hospital Drive.
Note: There are a total of 4 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Tuscaloosa at a Glance

Tuscaloosa has a total population of 77,906, of which 15,440 are children under the age of 18 and 9,165 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 28.4.

Total Population:
77,906
Median Age:
28.4
Males:
37,081 (47.6%)
Female:
40,825 (52.4%)
Children (0-17):
15,440 (19.8%)
Adults (18-64):
53,301 (68.4%)
Seniors (65+):
9,165 (11.8%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Tuscaloosa
Married:
26,626 (34.2%)
Divorced:
5,642 (7.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Tuscaloosa
Hispanic Ethnicity:
1,092 (1.40%)
White:
42,143 (54.09%)
African American:
33,287 (42.73%)
Asian:
1,162 (1.49%)
Pacific Islander:
19 (0.02%)
Indian:
127 (0.16%)
Other:
490 (0.63%)
Two or More:
678 (0.87%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Tuscaloosa

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.35, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.35 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
4
Doctors:
518
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
50
Rehab Centers:
5

Wealth

The median family income is $41,753 while the median household income is $27,731. Roughly 21.29% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$41,753
Household Income:
$27,731
In Poverty:
21.29%

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