Vanderbilt Dialysis Clinic

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Nashville, Tennessee (TN).

Vanderbilt Dialysis Clinic is a large dialysis clinic with 30 stations based at 1500 21ST Avenue South Suite 3600 in Nashville, TN. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1994. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, hemo hemodialysis training, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 191 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,968,577 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

For-Profit

Address

1500 21ST Avenue South Suite 3600
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone Number

(615) 343-3676

Geographic Coordinates

36.139581, -86.800484
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

05/13/1994
* 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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30
Nashville Average
21
Tennessee Average
18
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
Nashville
9 (81.82%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
119 (95.97%) 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
Nashville
4 (36.36%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
21 (16.94%) 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
Nashville
2 (18.18%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
8 (6.45%) 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
Nashville
5 (45.45%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
48 (38.71%) 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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99 (87.00%)
Nashville
410 (88.89%)
Tennessee
4,906 (94.05%)
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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104 (84.00%)
Nashville
424 (90.60%)
Tennessee
4,728 (92.10%)
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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191
Nashville Average
100
Tennessee Average
71
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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$2,968,577
Nashville Average
$1,292,097
Tennessee Average
$976,250
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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$15,542
Nashville Average
$12,869
Tennessee Average
$13,693
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

long wait times seem to be caused by not enough or disorganiztion with the personnel. I average a one hour wait to start and a one hour wait at end, making the 4 hrs a whole day event. not acceptable for those of us that need to work.

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Note: There are a total of 20 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Nashville at a Glance

Nashville has a total population of 545,524, of which 120,669 are children under the age of 18 and 59,879 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 33.9.

Total Population:
545,524
Median Age:
33.9
Males:
264,095 (48.4%)
Female:
281,429 (51.6%)
Children (0-17):
120,669 (22.1%)
Adults (18-64):
364,976 (66.9%)
Seniors (65+):
59,879 (11.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Nashville
Married:
212,225 (38.9%)
Divorced:
58,495 (10.7%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Nashville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
25,774 (4.72%)
White:
359,581 (65.91%)
African American:
146,235 (26.81%)
Asian:
12,992 (2.38%)
Pacific Islander:
400 (0.07%)
Indian:
1,639 (0.30%)
Other:
13,677 (2.51%)
Two or More:
11,000 (2.02%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Nashville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.34, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.34 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
11
Doctors:
4,825
Home Agencies:
12
Hospitals:
10
Nursing Homes:
14
Medical Suppliers:
183
Rehab Centers:
13

Wealth

The median family income is $48,448 while the median household income is $39,232. Roughly 12.69% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$48,448
Household Income:
$39,232
In Poverty:
12.69%

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