Howard University Hospital

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Washington, District of Columbia (DC).

Howard University Hospital is an average sized dialysis clinic with 21 stations based at Renal Dialysis Unit 2041 Georgia Avenue Northwest in Washington, DC. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1977. 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 4,716 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $3,319,092 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

Renal Dialysis Unit 2041 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20060

Phone Number

(202) 865-7365

Geographic Coordinates

38.916767, -77.021876
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

09/01/1977
* 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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21
Washington Average
18
District of Columbia County Average
18
District of Columbia Average
18
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
Washington
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia
19 (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
2 (10.53%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia County
2 (10.53%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia
2 (10.53%) 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
4 (21.05%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia County
4 (21.05%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia
4 (21.05%) 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
Yes
Washington
10 (52.63%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia County
10 (52.63%) Offer this Service
District of Columbia
10 (52.63%) 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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89 (93.00%)
Washington
1,144 (96.47%)
District of Columbia County
1,144 (96.47%)
District of Columbia
1,144 (96.47%)
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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87 (93.00%)
Washington
1,067 (91.65%)
District of Columbia County
1,067 (91.65%)
District of Columbia
1,067 (91.65%)
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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4,716
Washington Average
5,278
District of Columbia County Average
5,278
District of Columbia Average
5,278
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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$3,319,092
Washington Average
$7,215,425
District of Columbia County Average
$7,215,425
District of Columbia Average
$7,215,425
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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$704
Washington Average
$1,367
District of Columbia County Average
$1,367
District of Columbia Average
$1,367
United States Average
$2,609

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Washington at a Glance

Washington has a total population of 572,059, of which 114,992 are children under the age of 18 and 69,898 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.6.

Total Population:
572,059
Median Age:
34.6
Males:
269,366 (47.1%)
Female:
302,693 (52.9%)
Children (0-17):
114,992 (20.1%)
Adults (18-64):
387,169 (67.7%)
Seniors (65+):
69,898 (12.2%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Washington
Married:
161,738 (28.3%)
Divorced:
46,044 (8.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Washington
Hispanic Ethnicity:
44,953 (7.86%)
White:
176,101 (30.78%)
African American:
343,312 (60.01%)
Asian:
15,189 (2.66%)
Pacific Islander:
348 (0.06%)
Indian:
1,713 (0.30%)
Other:
21,950 (3.84%)
Two or More:
13,446 (2.35%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Washington

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.36, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.36 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
19
Doctors:
5,997
Home Agencies:
23
Hospitals:
7
Nursing Homes:
20
Medical Suppliers:
105
Rehab Centers:
37

Wealth

The median family income is $46,283 while the median household income is $40,127. Roughly 19.14% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$46,283
Household Income:
$40,127
In Poverty:
19.14%

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