Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen

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

Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen is an average sized dialysis clinic with 21 stations based at 421 Merrimack Street in Methuen, MA. The for-profit facility is operated by Fresenius Medical Care, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 2005. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis, hemo hemodialysis training, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 5.93 registered nurses, 0.62 nursing aides, 6.86 technicians, 0.55 social workers, 0.37 dietitians, 1.13 administrators, 1.04 managers, and 1.25 other employees. A total of 78 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,154,191 by Medicare. Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen furnished 57,533 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

Fresenius Medical Care

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

421 Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA 01844

Phone Number

(978) 975-3117

Geographic Coordinates

42.747656, -71.128173
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

05/05/2005
* 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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21
Methuen Average
20
Essex County Average
18
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.

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Yes
Methuen
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Essex 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.

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Yes
Methuen
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Essex County
4 (44.44%) 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.

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No
Methuen
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Essex County
4 (44.44%) 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
Methuen
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Essex County
8 (88.89%) 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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41 (98.00%)
Methuen
116 (97.50%)
Essex County
482 (95.89%)
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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39 (90.00%)
Methuen
109 (89.00%)
Essex County
471 (93.89%)
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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5.93
Essex County Average
4.11
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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0.00
Essex County Average
0.17
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
Essex 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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0.62
Essex County Average
0.44
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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6.86
Essex County Average
7.69
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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0.55
Essex County Average
0.60
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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0.37
Essex County Average
0.49
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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1.13
Essex County Average
1.65
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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1.04
Essex County Average
1.27
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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1.25
Essex County Average
0.67
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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0.00
Essex County Average
0.01
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.

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0.00
Essex 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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0.00
Essex County Average
0.04
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.

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0.00
Essex 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.

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0.00
Essex County Average
0.00
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.

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0.00
Essex 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
Essex 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
Essex 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
Essex 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.

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0.00
Essex 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.

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57,533
Essex County Average
64,454
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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78
Methuen Average
99
Essex County Average
108
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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$1,154,191
Methuen Average
$1,686,186
Essex County Average
$1,813,388
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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$14,797
Methuen Average
$17,119
Essex County Average
$16,869
Massachusetts Average
$1,700
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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This is one of the worst Dialysis center that I ever been in. Tiffany The nurse there she can lie like a dog. She seem to have 3 different personality and she's the head nurse there wow ?? I also watch technican taking selfies wow.That's a no no. Whatever happened to privacy of the patient ?? I will try to have my uncle to move to another center

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They locked an old woman in the clinic and forgot about her. This is their patient and this is borderline criminal!

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They locked a woman in the clinic after they closed. Horribly unprofessional and borderline criminal!

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They left an old woman in the clinic and locked up, leaving her there alone.

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Received very good care while a transient there

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Note: There are a total of 32 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Methuen at a Glance

Methuen has a total population of 43,789, of which 10,831 are children under the age of 18 and 6,719 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.5.

Total Population:
43,789
Median Age:
37.5
Males:
20,967 (47.9%)
Female:
22,822 (52.1%)
Children (0-17):
10,831 (24.7%)
Adults (18-64):
26,239 (59.9%)
Seniors (65+):
6,719 (15.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Methuen
Married:
19,792 (45.2%)
Divorced:
2,850 (6.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Methuen
Hispanic Ethnicity:
4,221 (9.64%)
White:
39,126 (89.35%)
African American:
591 (1.35%)
Asian:
1,040 (2.38%)
Pacific Islander:
5 (0.01%)
Indian:
97 (0.22%)
Other:
2,131 (4.87%)
Two or More:
799 (1.82%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Methuen

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.31, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.31 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
362
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
10
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $59,831 while the median household income is $49,627. Roughly 7.31% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$59,831
Household Income:
$49,627
In Poverty:
7.31%

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