NKC West Seattle Kidney Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Seattle, Washington (WA).

NKC West Seattle Kidney Center is an average sized dialysis clinic with 20 stations based at 4045 Delridge Way Southwest Suite 100 in Seattle, WA. The non-profit facility is operated by Northwest Kidney Centers, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1998. The facility offers late shift and in-center hemodialysis services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 123 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,637,079 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

Northwest Kidney Centers

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

4045 Delridge Way Southwest Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98106

Phone Number

(206) 923-3562

Geographic Coordinates

47.567007, -122.363299
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

09/21/1998
* 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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20
Seattle Average
21
King County Average
18
Washington 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
Seattle
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
King County
17 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Washington
56 (100.00%) 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
Seattle
4 (57.14%) Offer this Service
King County
6 (35.29%) Offer this Service
Washington
18 (32.14%) 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
Seattle
6 (85.71%) Offer this Service
King County
14 (82.35%) Offer this Service
Washington
46 (82.14%) 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
Seattle
4 (57.14%) Offer this Service
King County
10 (58.82%) Offer this Service
Washington
31 (55.36%) 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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63 (89.00%)
Seattle
474 (92.50%)
King County
1,015 (93.53%)
Washington
3,466 (95.92%)
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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62 (98.00%)
Seattle
388 (90.83%)
King County
911 (94.07%)
Washington
3,222 (93.13%)
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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123
Seattle Average
241
King County Average
174
Washington Average
150
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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$1,637,079
Seattle Average
$2,668,556
King County Average
$1,966,392
Washington Average
$1,950,715
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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$13,310
Seattle Average
$11,088
King County Average
$11,292
Washington Average
$13,011
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Ultimately, you're treated like a number rather than I patient. When you tell tech about past experiences with dialysis, your words go in one ear and out the other and they just do what they do for every patient. I got really sick from having too much fluid removed during my treatment, passed out three separate times, and when I would tell other techs not to remove fluid they would tell me they wouldn't, and then an hour or two into treatment I would start getting a horrible headache. When I would complain, they'd "reassure" me that they're only taking minimum fluid.. but this was after they told me they were not taking any fluid and just cleaning my blood. After the third time this happened in a week, I demanded they take me off halfway through my treatment because they clearly were not listening to me. Since then, I haven't heard from anyone at this clinic. Not my doctor, not a nurse, not the social worker - NOBODY. They clearly do not care about their patients. I do not feel comfortable or safe every going back to the clinic again - and this is a life or death situation. I clearly would rather choose death than go through the pain and distress this place caused me.

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Seattle at a Glance

Seattle has a total population of 563,374, of which 87,827 are children under the age of 18 and 67,807 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.4.

Total Population:
563,374
Median Age:
35.4
Males:
280,973 (49.9%)
Female:
282,401 (50.1%)
Children (0-17):
87,827 (15.6%)
Adults (18-64):
407,740 (72.4%)
Seniors (65+):
67,807 (12.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Seattle
Married:
202,865 (36.0%)
Divorced:
55,986 (9.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Seattle
Hispanic Ethnicity:
29,719 (5.28%)
White:
394,889 (70.09%)
African American:
47,541 (8.44%)
Asian:
73,910 (13.12%)
Pacific Islander:
2,804 (0.50%)
Indian:
5,659 (1.00%)
Other:
13,423 (2.38%)
Two or More:
25,148 (4.46%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Seattle

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.30, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.30 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
7
Doctors:
7,828
Home Agencies:
7
Hospitals:
7
Nursing Homes:
32
Medical Suppliers:
160
Rehab Centers:
51

Wealth

The median family income is $62,195 while the median household income is $45,736. Roughly 11.37% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$62,195
Household Income:
$45,736
In Poverty:
11.37%

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