Universal Kidney Center, Inc

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (FL).

Universal Kidney Center, Inc is an average sized dialysis clinic with 15 stations based at 4875 Northeast 20TH Terrace in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1998. The facility offers late shift and in-center hemodialysis services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 2.00 registered nurses, 1.00 licensed practical nurses, 2.00 technicians, 1.00 social workers, 1.00 dietitians, 4.00 administrators, 1.00 managers, and 1.00 other employees. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 1.00 doctors. A total of 105 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,901,522 by Medicare. Universal Kidney Center, Inc furnished 131,897 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 low when compared to 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

For-Profit

Address

4875 Northeast 20TH Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone Number

(954) 958-9300

Geographic Coordinates

26.187869, -80.117169
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

10/14/1998
* 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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15
Ft. Lauderdale Average
19
Broward County Average
19
Florida 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
Ft. Lauderdale
5 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Broward County
29 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
282 (96.91%) 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
Ft. Lauderdale
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Broward County
3 (10.34%) Offer this Service
Florida
21 (7.22%) 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
Ft. Lauderdale
1 (20.00%) Offer this Service
Broward County
2 (6.90%) Offer this Service
Florida
38 (13.06%) 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
No
Ft. Lauderdale
2 (40.00%) Offer this Service
Broward County
11 (37.93%) Offer this Service
Florida
145 (49.83%) 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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60 (80.00%)
Ft. Lauderdale
271 (90.60%)
Broward County
1,347 (95.42%)
Florida
13,433 (95.33%)
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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56 (84.00%)
Ft. Lauderdale
269 (90.80%)
Broward County
1,270 (93.92%)
Florida
13,324 (92.86%)
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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2.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
3.47
Broward County Average
4.05
Florida Average
3.32
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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1.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
1.03
Broward County Average
0.99
Florida Average
0.89
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.00
Broward County Average
0.00
Florida Average
0.02
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.00
Broward County Average
0.01
Florida 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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2.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
6.72
Broward County Average
8.07
Florida Average
6.06
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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1.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.72
Broward County Average
0.64
Florida Average
0.54
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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1.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.55
Broward County Average
0.57
Florida Average
0.47
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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4.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
1.92
Broward County Average
1.67
Florida Average
1.57
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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1.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.30
Broward County Average
0.72
Florida Average
0.70
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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1.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.44
Broward County Average
0.42
Florida Average
0.56
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.

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0.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.33
Broward County Average
0.07
Florida Average
0.06
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.00
Broward County Average
0.00
Florida Average
0.01
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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1.00
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.35
Broward County Average
0.17
Florida Average
0.16
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.00
Broward County Average
0.00
Florida 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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.00
Broward County Average
0.00
Florida Average
0.02
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.04
Broward County Average
0.01
Florida Average
0.02
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.11
Broward County Average
0.04
Florida Average
0.03
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.04
Broward County Average
0.04
Florida Average
0.01
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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.00
Broward County Average
0.00
Florida 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
Ft. Lauderdale Average
0.00
Broward County Average
0.00
Florida Average
0.02
United States Average
0.01

Treatment Figures

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Units of Epoetin Furnished

The number of units of epoetin (EPO) furnished by this provider to its patients in 2006.

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131,897
Ft. Lauderdale Average
83,840
Broward County Average
74,566
Florida Average
68,649
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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105
Ft. Lauderdale Average
93
Broward County Average
756
Florida Average
569
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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$1,901,522
Ft. Lauderdale Average
$1,631,697
Broward County Average
$1,943,391
Florida Average
$1,815,114
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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$18,110
Ft. Lauderdale Average
$17,640
Broward County Average
$2,572
Florida Average
$3,187
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
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My wife had 6 treatments at this clinic in October 2017. The staff and medical services were exceptional. She would most certainly recommend this clinic

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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    Located 4.37 miles away in Sunrise at 952 Cypress Village Boulevard.
Note: There are a total of 63 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Ft. Lauderdale at a Glance

Ft. Lauderdale has a total population of 152,397, of which 29,576 are children under the age of 18 and 23,306 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 39.3.

Total Population:
152,397
Median Age:
39.3
Males:
79,826 (52.4%)
Female:
72,571 (47.6%)
Children (0-17):
29,576 (19.4%)
Adults (18-64):
99,515 (65.3%)
Seniors (65+):
23,306 (15.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Ft. Lauderdale
Married:
55,312 (36.3%)
Divorced:
17,891 (11.7%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Ft. Lauderdale
Hispanic Ethnicity:
14,406 (9.45%)
White:
97,941 (64.27%)
African American:
44,010 (28.88%)
Asian:
1,565 (1.03%)
Pacific Islander:
74 (0.05%)
Indian:
344 (0.23%)
Other:
2,684 (1.76%)
Two or More:
5,779 (3.79%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Ft. Lauderdale

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.37, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.37 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
5
Doctors:
4,579
Home Agencies:
23
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
8
Medical Suppliers:
88
Rehab Centers:
15

Wealth

The median family income is $46,175 while the median household income is $37,887. Roughly 17.16% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$46,175
Household Income:
$37,887
In Poverty:
17.16%

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