University of Louisville Kidney Disease Program

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Louisville, Kentucky (KY).

University of Louisville Kidney Disease Program is a large dialysis clinic with 31 stations based at 615 South Preston Street in Louisville, KY. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1976. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, hemo hemodialysis training, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 170 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,937,331 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

615 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone Number

(502) 852-5757

Geographic Coordinates

38.247086, -85.747305
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

09/01/1976
* 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
31
Louisville Average
20
Jefferson County Average
20
Kentucky Average
16
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.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Louisville
12 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Kentucky
69 (90.79%) 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
Louisville
2 (16.67%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
2 (15.38%) Offer this Service
Kentucky
9 (11.84%) 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
Yes
Louisville
4 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
4 (30.77%) Offer this Service
Kentucky
7 (9.21%) 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
Louisville
4 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
4 (30.77%) Offer this Service
Kentucky
36 (47.37%) 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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117 (95.00%)
Louisville
660 (96.73%)
Jefferson County
720 (97.00%)
Kentucky
2,969 (94.77%)
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
111 (89.00%)
Louisville
605 (93.00%)
Jefferson County
656 (93.08%)
Kentucky
2,819 (91.92%)
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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170
Louisville Average
101
Jefferson County Average
101
Kentucky Average
84
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.

This Provider This Provider
$2,937,331
Louisville Average
$1,478,566
Jefferson County Average
$1,478,566
Kentucky Average
$1,291,686
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
$17,278
Louisville Average
$14,697
Jefferson County Average
$14,697
Kentucky Average
$15,462
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

University of Louisville Kidney Disease Program Review
Overall:
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Care:
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Staff:
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Facility:
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Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Veterans Administration
Details:

U of L Kidney Center has been wonderful to my husband. He took the classes do do his dialysis at home and the support has been above board. Becky has been patient and caring and very supportive. Next Stage has also been excellent. I would reccomend them to everyone.

Member:
Date:

Discussions

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2010 A NEW AND BIGGER DIALYSIS CLINIC PLEASE!

2010 A NEW AND BIGGER DIALYSIS CLINIC PLEASE!
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Who do I need to talk to about creating about 50 more station for Dialysis Patients!

University of Louisville Kidney Disease Program is a large dialysis clinic with 31 stations based at 615 South Preston Street in Louisville, KY. How well do I know!

SORRY, BUT THIS LOCATION WITH 31 STATIONS IS NOT BIG ENOUGH WITH THE GROWING RATE OF DIALYSIS PATIENTS EVERYDAY NOW! 2010 WE NEED MORE!

A New UofL Kidney Dialysis Treatment Center in a BIGGER LOCATION? EXPENDING FOR MORE DIALYSIS PATIENTS TO COME! I FOUND A GREAT LOCATION! I CAN FOUND A GRANT THAT MAY HONOR MY PROPOSAL! REQUEST BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Beverly Cole, Dailysis Patient Support Team Leader (502)494-6034 (BeverlyCole55@aol.com)

Replies:
0
Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:56 AM MST

Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Louisville at a Glance

Louisville has a total population of 256,231, of which 60,609 are children under the age of 18 and 37,457 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.8.

Total Population:
256,231
Median Age:
35.8
Males:
121,153 (47.3%)
Female:
135,078 (52.7%)
Children (0-17):
60,609 (23.7%)
Adults (18-64):
158,165 (61.7%)
Seniors (65+):
37,457 (14.6%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Louisville
Married:
85,396 (33.3%)
Divorced:
29,265 (11.4%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Louisville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
4,755 (1.86%)
White:
161,261 (62.94%)
African American:
84,586 (33.01%)
Asian:
3,705 (1.45%)
Pacific Islander:
111 (0.04%)
Indian:
578 (0.23%)
Other:
1,709 (0.67%)
Two or More:
4,281 (1.67%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Louisville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.43, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.43 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
12
Doctors:
3,953
Home Agencies:
7
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
45
Medical Suppliers:
235
Rehab Centers:
34

Wealth

The median family income is $36,696 while the median household income is $28,843. Roughly 21.00% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$36,696
Household Income:
$28,843
In Poverty:
21.00%

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