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JOSEPH WHITLARK MD

905 UNIVERSITY DR , STATE COLLEGE, PA, 16801 | (814) 238-8418

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)

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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $824 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 2 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,105
Rank: 1st
out of 207 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,050
Rank: 1st
out of 207 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$485K
Rank: 1st
out of 207 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$439 This Provider
Avg $824

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 132 different services in 2015
(92 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
908
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

491
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$95,285.52an average of $104.94 per time performed $43,584.00
an average of $48.00 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
679
times performed,
13% of his services

2nd 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

452
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$105,937.58an average of $156.02 per time performed $48,276.90
an average of $71.10 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
654
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 4th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

226
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$64,425.54an average of $98.51 per time performed $18,403.56
an average of $28.14 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
271
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

218
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$69,023.70an average of $254.70 per time performed $27,406.23
an average of $101.13 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including a... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93970
Performed in an office
221
times performed,
4% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

213
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$144,313.00an average of $653.00 per time performed $29,545.49
an average of $133.69 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping, unna boot

Service Code: 29580
Performed in an office
216
times performed,
4% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

82
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,728.00an average of $133.00 per time performed $8,607.60
an average of $39.85 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited inc... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of one arm or leg or limited including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93971
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

121
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$63,725.97an average of $433.51 per time performed $11,615.94
an average of $79.02 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
3% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

127
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$99,405.00an average of $705.00 per time performed $18,454.08
an average of $130.88 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 12th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

108
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,755.00an average of $55.00 per time performed $4,053.75
an average of $28.75 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Removal of tissue from wounds per session

Service Code: 97597
Performed in an office
98
times performed,
2% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

72
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,780.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $4,566.80
an average of $46.60 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
94
times performed,
2% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

89
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,978.00an average of $287.00 per time performed $4,558.06
an average of $48.49 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
93
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

91
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$31,572.57an average of $339.49 per time performed $13,818.87
an average of $148.59 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of skin and tissue first 20 sq cm or less

Service Code: 11042
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

64
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,390.00an average of $271.00 per time performed $7,070.40
an average of $78.56 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 11th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

82
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,022.00an average of $171.00 per time performed $6,269.72
an average of $76.46 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
79
times performed,
2% of his services

15th 10th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

63
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,295.00an average of $105.00 per time performed $2,976.72
an average of $37.68 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

68
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$16,927.92an average of $248.94 per time performed $7,517.40
an average of $110.55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
67
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 13th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$10,401.08an average of $155.24 per time performed $3,887.34
an average of $58.02 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home heal... +

Physician re-certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial im ×

Service Code: G0179
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
1% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,455.07an average of $65.19 per time performed $1,497.25
an average of $28.25 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both ... +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of both legs ×

Service Code: 93925
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
1% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

52
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$40,976.00an average of $788.00 per time performed $8,256.56
an average of $158.78 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of skin and tissue first 20 sq cm or less

Service Code: 11042
Performed in a facility
52
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 30th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$14,092.00an average of $271.00 per time performed $2,325.44
an average of $44.72 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Preparation of graft site at trunk, arms, or legs (first ... +

Preparation of graft site at trunk, arms, or legs (first 100 sq cm or 1% body area infants and children) ×

Service Code: 15002
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.99% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

31
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,800.00an average of $796.00 per time performed $12,546.50
an average of $250.93 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Destruction of insufficient vein of arm or leg, accessed ... +

Destruction of insufficient vein of arm or leg, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 36475
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.91% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$266,800.00an average of $5,800.00 per time performed $50,709.48
an average of $1,102.38 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.73% of his services

23rd 28th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,775.00an average of $75.00 per time performed $1,367.52
an average of $36.96 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Laser destruction of insufficient vein of arm or leg usin... +

Laser destruction of insufficient vein of arm or leg using imaging guidance, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 36479
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.73% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$47,175.00an average of $1,275.00 per time performed $7,844.00
an average of $212.00 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.63% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

29
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,504.00an average of $47.00 per time performed $415.04
an average of $12.97 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.48% of his services

26th 21st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,512.08an average of $229.67 per time performed $2,523.84
an average of $105.16 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of one l... +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of one leg or limited ×

Service Code: 93926
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.46% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,052.00an average of $524.00 per time performed $2,398.21
an average of $104.27 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Removal of tissue from wounds per session

Service Code: 97597
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.46% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,530.00an average of $110.00 per time performed $413.08
an average of $17.96 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Preparation of graft site at trunk, arms, or legs (first ... +

Preparation of graft site at trunk, arms, or legs (first 100 sq cm or 1% body area infants and children) ×

Service Code: 15002
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.46% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

18
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,308.00an average of $796.00 per time performed $3,883.55
an average of $168.85 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Laser destruction of incompetent vein of arm or leg using... +

Laser destruction of incompetent vein of arm or leg using imaging guidance, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 36478
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.4% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$116,000.00an average of $5,800.00 per time performed $16,490.40
an average of $824.52 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Insertion of permanent catheter for drainage of lung fluid +

Insertion of permanent catheter for drainage of lung fluid ×

Service Code: 32550
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.4% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$46,172.00an average of $2,308.60 per time performed $3,277.80
an average of $163.89 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.38% of his services

32nd 15th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,120.09an average of $322.11 per time performed $2,890.47
an average of $152.13 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.36% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,595.96an average of $144.22 per time performed $970.20
an average of $53.90 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blo... +

Ultrasound scan of vena cava or groin graft or vessel blood flow ×

Service Code: 93978
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.36% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,000.00an average of $500.00 per time performed $2,215.26
an average of $123.07 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of skin and bone first 20 sq cm or less

Service Code: 11044
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.36% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,505.92an average of $861.44 per time performed $3,121.38
an average of $173.41 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Ultrasound of lung airways using an endoscope

Service Code: 31620
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.32% of his services

36th 59th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,446.08an average of $590.38 per time performed $827.20
an average of $51.70 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Needle biopsy of windpipe cartilage, airway, and/or lung ... +

Needle biopsy of windpipe cartilage, airway, and/or lung using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31629
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.32% of his services

37th 60th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,138.08an average of $1,071.13 per time performed $2,337.92
an average of $146.12 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Removal of blood clot and portion of artery of neck

Service Code: 35301
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.32% of his services

38th 53rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$68,368.00an average of $4,273.00 per time performed $13,688.32
an average of $855.52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 30 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99221
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.26% of his services

39th 23rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,602.99an average of $200.23 per time performed $976.82
an average of $75.14 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Removal of tunneled catheter in lung lining

Service Code: 32552
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.22% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in PA perform this service

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,863.00an average of $533.00 per time performed $1,513.05
an average of $137.55 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Joseph D. Whitlark
Average for Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) Providers in Pennsylvania

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected]. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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