Altoona Regional Health System

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Altoona, Pennsylvania (PA).

Altoona Regional Health System is an average sized dialysis clinic with 17 stations based at 620 Howard Avenue in Altoona, PA. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1977. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is below average.

A total of 15,937 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $14,462,862 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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Quality of Care Rating

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Staff Rating

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Facility Rating

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Promptness Rating

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Phone Number

(814) 946-2847

Geographic Coordinates

40.521391, -78.397979
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

09/01/1977
* 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
Altoona Average
14
Blair County Average
14
Pennsylvania Average
17
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
Altoona
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Blair County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
230 (99.57%) 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
Altoona
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Blair County
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
45 (19.48%) 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
Altoona
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Blair County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
52 (22.51%) 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
Altoona
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Blair County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
168 (72.73%) 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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71 (92.00%)
Altoona
98 (93.00%)
Blair County
98 (93.00%)
Pennsylvania
8,406 (95.04%)
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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66 (94.00%)
Altoona
96 (97.00%)
Blair County
96 (97.00%)
Pennsylvania
7,893 (92.51%)
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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15,937
Pennsylvania Average
1,061
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
$14,462,862
Pennsylvania Average
$1,893,417
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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$908
Pennsylvania Average
$1,785
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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Promptness:
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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

because i no someone who got a infection from not cleaning the site

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Altoona at a Glance

Altoona has a total population of 49,523, of which 11,358 are children under the age of 18 and 8,318 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.4.

Total Population:
49,523
Median Age:
37.4
Males:
23,229 (46.9%)
Female:
26,294 (53.1%)
Children (0-17):
11,358 (22.9%)
Adults (18-64):
29,847 (60.3%)
Seniors (65+):
8,318 (16.8%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Altoona
Married:
20,462 (41.3%)
Divorced:
3,980 (8.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Altoona
Hispanic Ethnicity:
367 (0.74%)
White:
47,545 (96.01%)
African American:
1,231 (2.49%)
Asian:
156 (0.32%)
Pacific Islander:
8 (0.02%)
Indian:
51 (0.10%)
Other:
121 (0.24%)
Two or More:
411 (0.83%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Altoona

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
444
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
42
Rehab Centers:
5

Wealth

The median family income is $36,758 while the median household income is $28,248. Roughly 17.16% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$36,758
Household Income:
$28,248
In Poverty:
17.16%

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