Boston Dialysis

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Boston, Massachusetts (MA).

Boston Dialysis is a large dialysis clinic with 30 stations based at Dialysis Unit 660 Harrison Avenue in Boston, MA. The for-profit facility is operated by Davita, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1993. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 11.31 registered nurses, 0.51 licensed practical nurses, 21.52 technicians, 1.51 social workers, 1.56 dietitians, and 4.09 administrators. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors, 1.24 registered nurses, and 0.76 technicians. A total of 225 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $4,414,857 by Medicare. Boston Dialysis furnished 218,187 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 on par with national levels. Patients with a HCT of 33% or higher is close to national levels.

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Operated By

Davita

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

Dialysis Unit 660 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Phone Number

(617) 859-7000

Geographic Coordinates

42.339063, -71.070019
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

06/23/1993
* 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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30
Boston Average
16
Suffolk County Average
16
Massachusetts 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
Boston
9 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Suffolk County
9 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
73 (98.65%) 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
Boston
2 (22.22%) Offer this Service
Suffolk County
2 (22.22%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
28 (37.84%) 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
No
Boston
2 (22.22%) Offer this Service
Suffolk County
2 (22.22%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
24 (32.43%) 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
Boston
5 (55.56%) Offer this Service
Suffolk County
5 (55.56%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
47 (63.51%) 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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128 (96.00%)
Boston
334 (95.17%)
Suffolk County
334 (95.17%)
Massachusetts
3,366 (94.48%)
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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157 (90.00%)
Boston
321 (86.33%)
Suffolk County
321 (86.33%)
Massachusetts
3,259 (92.29%)
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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11.31
Boston Average
5.60
Suffolk County Average
5.60
Massachusetts Average
5.09
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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0.51
Boston Average
0.13
Suffolk County Average
0.13
Massachusetts Average
0.32
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
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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
Boston Average
0.71
Suffolk County Average
0.71
Massachusetts Average
0.55
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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21.52
Boston Average
11.60
Suffolk County Average
11.60
Massachusetts Average
8.42
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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1.51
Boston Average
0.98
Suffolk County Average
0.98
Massachusetts Average
0.71
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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1.56
Boston Average
0.67
Suffolk County Average
0.67
Massachusetts Average
0.50
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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4.09
Boston Average
2.73
Suffolk County Average
2.73
Massachusetts Average
1.89
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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0.00
Boston Average
0.74
Suffolk County Average
0.74
Massachusetts Average
1.12
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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0.00
Boston Average
0.76
Suffolk County Average
0.76
Massachusetts Average
0.80
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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1.24
Boston Average
0.47
Suffolk County Average
0.47
Massachusetts Average
0.10
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts Average
0.00
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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0.25
Boston Average
0.06
Suffolk County Average
0.06
Massachusetts Average
0.07
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
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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
0.76
Boston Average
0.32
Suffolk County Average
0.32
Massachusetts Average
0.07
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
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts Average
0.00
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
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts Average
0.00
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
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts Average
0.02
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
Boston Average
0.00
Suffolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts Average
0.00
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.

This Provider This Provider
218,187
Boston Average
96,920
Suffolk County Average
96,920
Massachusetts Average
671,932
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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225
Boston Average
5,996
Suffolk County Average
5,996
Massachusetts Average
1,607
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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$4,414,857
Boston Average
$6,216,089
Suffolk County Average
$6,216,089
Massachusetts Average
$2,731,418
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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$19,622
Boston Average
$1,037
Suffolk County Average
$1,037
Massachusetts Average
$1,700
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
Medicaid / Medi-Cal
Details:

The staff is kind, but the center is filthy! At any time you can go in and see used filters on the carrier sitting waiting to be cleaned. Also blood on the floors! Theres a heavy risk being on dialysis, it's worst when the center is filthy. Do not go there!

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Boston at a Glance

Boston has a total population of 589,141, of which 116,559 are children under the age of 18 and 61,336 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 31.1.

Total Population:
589,141
Median Age:
31.1
Males:
283,588 (48.1%)
Female:
305,553 (51.9%)
Children (0-17):
116,559 (19.8%)
Adults (18-64):
411,246 (69.8%)
Seniors (65+):
61,336 (10.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Boston
Married:
179,782 (30.5%)
Divorced:
34,847 (5.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Boston
Hispanic Ethnicity:
85,089 (14.44%)
White:
320,944 (54.48%)
African American:
149,202 (25.33%)
Asian:
44,284 (7.52%)
Pacific Islander:
366 (0.06%)
Indian:
2,365 (0.40%)
Other:
46,102 (7.83%)
Two or More:
25,878 (4.39%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Boston

Health

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

Disabilities:
0.36 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
9
Doctors:
14,769
Home Agencies:
7
Hospitals:
10
Nursing Homes:
22
Medical Suppliers:
80
Rehab Centers:
35

Wealth

The median family income is $44,151 while the median household income is $39,629. Roughly 18.52% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$44,151
Household Income:
$39,629
In Poverty:
18.52%

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