Palm Bay Kidney Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Palm Bay, Florida (FL).

Palm Bay Kidney Center is an average sized dialysis clinic with 18 stations based at 220 Medplex Parkway Northeast in Palm Bay, FL. The non-profit facility is operated by Melbourne Kidney Centers, which runs other dialysis facilities. 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 132 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,848,990 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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Rated 4.25 out of 5 from 4 User Reviews
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Rated 4.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Operated By

Melbourne Kidney Centers

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

220 Medplex Parkway Northeast
Palm Bay, FL 32907

Phone Number

(321) 722-2709

Geographic Coordinates

28.001447, -80.612831
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

12/08/1992
* 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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18
Brevard County Average
18
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
Brevard County
9 (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
Brevard County
0 (0.00%) 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
Brevard County
2 (22.22%) 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.

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Yes
Brevard County
6 (66.67%) 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.

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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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85 (99.00%)
Brevard County
483 (93.22%)
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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78 (96.00%)
Brevard County
460 (93.89%)
Florida
13,324 (92.86%)
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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132
Brevard County Average
101
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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$1,848,990
Brevard County Average
$1,344,793
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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$14,008
Brevard County Average
$13,286
Florida Average
$3,187
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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This kidney center is always caring and helpful to me. I have been here for over 10 years. The staff is wonderful. I feel safe and very well care for here.

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A Nurse in this facility told my husband to not worry about fluid she heard in his lungs- she would just take off extra fluid-she did not tell him to seek more help even after i told her he threw up foam, and asked if we should be worried-he died the next day.

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I rated this center the way i did because they give excellent care.They are very professional in all that they do. I really hope I'll be able to return in Dec.

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I adore this center. I've been at 2 others and none compare to PBKC. Not even the hospital

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Palm Bay at a Glance

Palm Bay has a total population of 79,413, of which 21,083 are children under the age of 18 and 11,679 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.2.

Total Population:
79,413
Median Age:
37.2
Males:
38,723 (48.8%)
Female:
40,690 (51.2%)
Children (0-17):
21,083 (26.5%)
Adults (18-64):
46,651 (58.7%)
Seniors (65+):
11,679 (14.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Palm Bay
Married:
37,107 (46.7%)
Divorced:
7,459 (9.4%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Palm Bay
Hispanic Ethnicity:
6,850 (8.63%)
White:
64,755 (81.54%)
African American:
8,983 (11.31%)
Asian:
1,354 (1.71%)
Pacific Islander:
37 (0.05%)
Indian:
281 (0.35%)
Other:
1,894 (2.38%)
Two or More:
2,109 (2.66%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Palm Bay

Health

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

Disabilities:
0.37 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
247
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
3
Medical Suppliers:
22
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $41,636 while the median household income is $36,508. Roughly 9.41% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$41,636
Household Income:
$36,508
In Poverty:
9.41%

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