New Bedford Dialysis

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

New Bedford Dialysis is an average sized dialysis clinic with 17 stations based at 524 Union Street in New Bedford, MA. The for-profit facility is operated by Davita, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1995. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is below average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 4.49 registered nurses, 0.01 licensed practical nurses, 7.44 technicians, 0.48 social workers, 0.46 dietitians, and 1.90 administrators. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors. A total of 91 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,775,846 by Medicare. New Bedford Dialysis furnished 93,209 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

524 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone Number

(508) 984-7700

Geographic Coordinates

41.632712, -70.941012
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

01/06/1995
* 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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17
Bristol County Average
20
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
Bristol County
4 (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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No
Bristol County
1 (25.00%) 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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Yes
Bristol County
3 (75.00%) 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
Bristol County
4 (100.00%) 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.

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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55 (98.00%)
Bristol County
184 (98.75%)
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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59 (97.00%)
Bristol County
173 (93.25%)
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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4.49
Bristol County Average
5.66
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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0.01
Bristol County Average
0.00
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
Bristol 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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Bristol County Average
0.36
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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7.44
Bristol County Average
7.52
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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0.48
Bristol County Average
0.88
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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0.46
Bristol County Average
0.42
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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1.90
Bristol County Average
1.78
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
Bristol County Average
1.53
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
Bristol County Average
0.43
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
Bristol County Average
0.00
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
Bristol 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
Bristol County Average
0.13
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
Bristol 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
Bristol 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
Bristol 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
Bristol 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
Bristol 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
Bristol 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
Bristol 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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93,209
Bristol County Average
61,607
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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91
Bristol County Average
66
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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$1,775,846
Bristol County Average
$1,147,708
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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$19,515
Bristol County Average
$17,522
Massachusetts Average
$1,700
United States Average
$2,609

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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New Bedford at a Glance

New Bedford has a total population of 93,768, of which 23,327 are children under the age of 18 and 15,648 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.9.

Total Population:
93,768
Median Age:
35.9
Males:
44,173 (47.1%)
Female:
49,595 (52.9%)
Children (0-17):
23,327 (24.9%)
Adults (18-64):
54,793 (58.4%)
Seniors (65+):
15,648 (16.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in New Bedford
Married:
36,466 (38.9%)
Divorced:
8,048 (8.6%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in New Bedford
Hispanic Ethnicity:
9,576 (10.21%)
White:
73,950 (78.86%)
African American:
4,112 (4.39%)
Asian:
614 (0.65%)
Pacific Islander:
44 (0.05%)
Indian:
579 (0.62%)
Other:
8,915 (9.51%)
Two or More:
5,554 (5.92%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in New Bedford

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.44, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.44 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
605
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
11
Medical Suppliers:
28
Rehab Centers:
7

Wealth

The median family income is $35,708 while the median household income is $27,569. Roughly 19.79% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$35,708
Household Income:
$27,569
In Poverty:
19.79%

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