The Dialysis Center at Waltham

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

The Dialysis Center at Waltham is an average sized dialysis clinic with 14 stations based at 135 Beaver Street Suite 111 in Waltham, MA. The for-profit facility is operated by American Renal Associates, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 2006. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 39 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $549,365 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

American Renal Associates

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

135 Beaver Street Suite 111
Waltham, MA 02452

Phone Number

(781) 642-0331

Geographic Coordinates

42.382977, -71.208172
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

02/28/2006
* 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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14
Middlesex County Average
15
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
Middlesex County
13 (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
Middlesex County
5 (38.46%) 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
Middlesex County
2 (15.38%) 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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No
Middlesex County
7 (53.85%) 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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24 (100.00%)
Middlesex County
542 (95.92%)
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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25 (96.00%)
Middlesex County
526 (95.92%)
Massachusetts
3,259 (92.29%)
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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39
Middlesex County Average
75
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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$549,365
Middlesex County Average
$1,284,445
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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$14,086
Middlesex County Average
$17,025
Massachusetts Average
$1,700
United States Average
$2,609

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Waltham at a Glance

Waltham has a total population of 59,226, of which 9,173 are children under the age of 18 and 7,775 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.2.

Total Population:
59,226
Median Age:
34.2
Males:
29,194 (49.3%)
Female:
30,032 (50.7%)
Children (0-17):
9,173 (15.5%)
Adults (18-64):
42,278 (71.4%)
Seniors (65+):
7,775 (13.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Waltham
Married:
23,191 (39.2%)
Divorced:
3,578 (6.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Waltham
Hispanic Ethnicity:
5,031 (8.49%)
White:
49,145 (82.98%)
African American:
2,614 (4.41%)
Asian:
4,318 (7.29%)
Pacific Islander:
38 (0.06%)
Indian:
95 (0.16%)
Other:
1,896 (3.20%)
Two or More:
1,120 (1.89%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Waltham

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.29, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.29 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
319
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
18
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $64,595 while the median household income is $54,010. Roughly 6.34% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$64,595
Household Income:
$54,010
In Poverty:
6.34%

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