Union County Dialysis

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Blairsville, Georgia (GA).

Union County Dialysis is an average sized dialysis clinic with 17 stations based at 344 Appalachian Avenue in Blairsville, GA. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 2000. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 97 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,522,055 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.

Overall Rating

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarHalf Star
Rated 4.50 out of 5 from 2 User Reviews
Read the Reviews Read the Reviews | Review Now! Rate this Dialysis Center

Quality of Care Rating

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rated 5.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Staff Rating

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rated 5.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Rating

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarHalf Star
Rated 4.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Promptness Rating

Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rated 5.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

344 Appalachian Avenue
Blairsville, GA 30512

Phone Number

(706) 835-1925

Geographic Coordinates

34.884234, -83.965163
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

04/24/2000
* 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.

This Provider This Provider
17
Georgia Average
18
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
Yes
Georgia
233 (97.49%) 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.

This Provider This Provider
No
Georgia
32 (13.39%) 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.

This Provider This Provider
No
Georgia
9 (3.77%) 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
Georgia
135 (56.49%) 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%.

This Provider This Provider
54 (100.00%)
Georgia
9,769 (94.24%)
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.

This Provider This Provider
56 (96.00%)
Georgia
9,418 (91.71%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Treatment Figures

Charts

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.

This Provider This Provider
97
Georgia Average
75
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.

This Provider This Provider
$1,522,055
Georgia Average
$1,191,855
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.

This Provider This Provider
$15,691
Georgia Average
$15,909
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

 (Details have not been substantiated)

A Review by Anonymous

Union County Dialysis Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
None
Details:

Great clinic! Best I've ever been in.

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Union County Dialysis Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

The staff was very caring . very prompt

Member:
Date:

Discussions

 (Details have not been substantiated)
No discussions have been started. Start the first discussion!

Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

Indicates the latest change to the core data for this provider. It does not reflect changes from user input, such as reviews and discussions.

Disclosure

CiteHealth is not associated with Union County Dialysis. We do not endorse, sponsor, or take financial incentives from this provider.

Updates & Additional Information

We appreciate any verifiable updates or additional information you may have on this provider.

Nearby Dialysis Centers

  1. Dialysis Center
    Smokey Mountain Dialysis Denovo..
    Located 15.83 miles away in Murphy at 1611 Andrews Road.
  2. Dialysis Center
    Demorest Dialysis
    Located 32.42 miles away in Demorest at 1507 Central Avenue.
Note: There are a total of 2 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

Newest Reviews

Blairsville at a Glance

Blairsville has a total population of 659, of which 94 are children under the age of 18 and 92 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.4.

Total Population:
659
Median Age:
35.4
Males:
397 (60.2%)
Female:
262 (39.8%)
Children (0-17):
94 (14.3%)
Adults (18-64):
473 (71.8%)
Seniors (65+):
92 (14.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Blairsville
Married:
212 (32.2%)
Divorced:
150 (22.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Blairsville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
24 (3.64%)
White:
567 (86.04%)
African American:
60 (9.10%)
Asian:
2 (0.30%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
0 (0.00%)
Other:
14 (2.12%)
Two or More:
16 (2.43%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Blairsville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.48, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.48 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
108
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
7
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $24,712 while the median household income is $14,120. Roughly 17.45% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$24,712
Household Income:
$14,120
In Poverty:
17.45%

Nearby Doctors

Note: These physicians are not associated with this provider. However, an office is nearby.

Health Management Tools

Support for your Organization

If you represent a health care provider, government entity, library or university, we would like to support you. See our organization support page to see how we can help.