GSH Dialysis, Inc

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

GSH Dialysis, Inc is an average sized dialysis clinic with 16 stations based at 440 Oak Street in Lebanon, PA. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1989. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 77 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,327,552 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

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

440 Oak Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Phone Number

(717) 274-7552

Geographic Coordinates

40.333779, -76.418384
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

01/31/1989
* 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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16
Lebanon County Average
16
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.

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Yes
Lebanon 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
Lebanon County
0 (0.00%) 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.

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Yes
Lebanon County
2 (100.00%) 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
Lebanon 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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49 (90.00%)
Lebanon County
66 (95.00%)
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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51 (94.00%)
Lebanon County
68 (92.50%)
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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77
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.

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$1,327,552
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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$17,241
Pennsylvania Average
$1,785
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

was not happy with the manner in which the nurse practioner conveyed or not, issues to the dr. Found her to be very untruthful. That is not acceptable when dealing as a liason to the Drs. Was not happy with Dr X lack of compassion. Was not happy with the fact the Drs did not look futher than the kidneys when told dialysis was not going well and that something is wrong. Shrugging shoulders is not an answer. Was not happy with one of the nurses at all. Poor treatment and needs to be watched. According to the Swedish, we are very behind in the way dialysis is done and machines. Kidney dialysis is pushed on people without properly being diagnosed.Look outside the box ! How often are these places inspected? Very bad experience. Only a handful of good caring nurses and nothing good to say about the rest. Dr Joffy was the only Dr we felt gave us honest answers. I just hope he never just "goes with the flow". Make your own opinions and keep an open mind. Never assume anything!

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Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Lebanon at a Glance

Lebanon has a total population of 24,461, of which 6,126 are children under the age of 18 and 4,069 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.3.

Total Population:
24,461
Median Age:
36.3
Males:
11,857 (48.5%)
Female:
12,604 (51.5%)
Children (0-17):
6,126 (25.0%)
Adults (18-64):
14,266 (58.3%)
Seniors (65+):
4,069 (16.6%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Lebanon
Married:
9,149 (37.4%)
Divorced:
2,486 (10.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Lebanon
Hispanic Ethnicity:
4,019 (16.43%)
White:
20,915 (85.50%)
African American:
790 (3.23%)
Asian:
249 (1.02%)
Pacific Islander:
25 (0.10%)
Indian:
69 (0.28%)
Other:
1,983 (8.11%)
Two or More:
430 (1.76%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Lebanon

Health

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

Disabilities:
0.36 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
280
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
24
Rehab Centers:
5

Wealth

The median family income is $34,045 while the median household income is $27,259. Roughly 15.92% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$34,045
Household Income:
$27,259
In Poverty:
15.92%

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