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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, $858 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,305
Rank: 1st
out of 209 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,304
Rank: 1st
out of 209 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.4 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$738K
Rank: 1st
out of 209 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$565 This Provider
Avg $858

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.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

MARK ADKINS

ROBERT DEEPE

JOHN HERLONG

WILLIAM KOZEL

TOBIN FINIZIO

Organizations

LENOIR MEMORIAL HOSPITA...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

Patients saw before

JOSEPH WHITLARK MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

MARK ADKINS

JOHN HERLONG

ROBERT GALLAHER

WILLIAM KOZEL

TOBIN FINIZIO

Organizations

LENOIR MEMORIAL HOSPITA...

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 123 different services in 2014
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Medical Services
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
2,492
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 1st

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

842
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$260,688an average of $105 per time performed $124,251
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping, unna boot

Service Code: 29580
Performed in an office
1,179
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

142
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
8.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$188,982an average of $160 per time performed $53,597
an average of $45 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
720
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 2nd

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

237
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$70,718an average of $98 per time performed $21,060
an average of $29 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
538
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 4th

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

400
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$83,428an average of $155 per time performed $42,271
an average of $79 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
315
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

135
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$85,365an average of $271 per time performed $25,899
an average of $82 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
264
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 6th

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

208
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$67,589an average of $256 per time performed $26,883
an average of $102 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
257
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 29th

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

250
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$168,078an average of $654 per time performed $33,929
an average of $132 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
244
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 33rd

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

82
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$11,468an average of $47 per time performed $3,477
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Removal of tissue from wounds per session

Service Code: 97597
Performed in an office
225
times performed,
3% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

136
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$24,750an average of $110 per time performed $11,817
an average of $53 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
190
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

156
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$82,171an average of $432 per time performed $14,626
an average of $77 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
158
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 39th

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

143
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$111,390an average of $705 per time performed $20,301
an average of $128 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
135
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 8th

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

129
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,510an average of $337 per time performed $19,532
an average of $145 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
121
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 9th

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

121
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$34,910an average of $289 per time performed $17,624
an average of $146 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
102
times performed,
1% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,637an average of $65 per time performed $2,982
an average of $29 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
97
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

49
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$77,212an average of $796 per time performed $24,106
an average of $249 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

84
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,256an average of $287 per time performed $4,381
an average of $50 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
61
times performed,
0.73% of his services

17th 32nd

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

57
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,585an average of $75 per time performed $2,273
an average of $37 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
58
times performed,
0.7% of his services

18th 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, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$73,950an average of $1,275 per time performed $16,576
an average of $286 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
57
times performed,
0.69% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

55
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$44,916an average of $788 per time performed $9,625
an average of $169 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
56
times performed,
0.67% of his services

20th 31st

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

52
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,373an average of $221 per time performed $5,724
an average of $102 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
55
times performed,
0.66% of his services

21st 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, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$319,000an average of $5,800 per time performed $65,787
an average of $1,196 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
49
times performed,
0.59% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

41
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,279an average of $271 per time performed $2,217
an average of $45 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
43
times performed,
0.52% of his services

23rd 11th

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

43
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,521an average of $245 per time performed $5,139
an average of $120 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Application of skin substitute (wound surface up to 100 s... +

Application of skin substitute (wound surface up to 100 sq cm) to trunk, arms, or legs (first 25 sq cm or less) ×

Service Code: 15271
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.43% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$12,600an average of $350 per time performed $3,627
an average of $101 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
36
times performed,
0.43% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$208,800an average of $5,800 per time performed $34,758
an average of $966 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
35
times performed,
0.42% of his services

26th 10th

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

27
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,925an average of $55 per time performed $1,117
an average of $32 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
31
times performed,
0.37% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,244an average of $524 per time performed $3,001
an average of $97 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
21
times performed,
0.25% of his services

28th 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, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,716an average of $796 per time performed $3,575
an average of $170 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
20
times performed,
0.24% 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, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$17,232an average of $862 per time performed $3,429
an average of $171 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of skin and/or muscle first 20 sq cm or less

Service Code: 11043
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.24% of his services

30th 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
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$11,300an average of $565 per time performed $3,378
an average of $169 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
19
times performed,
0.23% of his services

31st 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, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,500an average of $500 per time performed $2,765
an average of $146 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
19
times performed,
0.23% of his services

32nd 19th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,249an average of $171 per time performed $1,507
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.2% 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,437an average of $143 per time performed $919
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Removal of blood clot and portion of artery of neck

Service Code: 35301
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.2% of his services

34th 63rd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$72,641an average of $4,273 per time performed $14,695
an average of $864 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
16
times performed,
0.19% of his services

35th 23rd

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)
$3,200an average of $200 per time performed $1,211
an average of $76 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
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

36th 66th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,000an average of $2,400 per time performed $2,554
an average of $170 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or remov... +

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion, replacement or removal of central venous access device ×

Service Code: 77001
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.16% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,470an average of $267 per time performed $187
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Examination of lung with removal of lung lobe using an en... +

Examination of lung with removal of lung lobe using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 32663
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.16% of his services

38th 52nd

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)
$62,166an average of $4,782 per time performed $13,714
an average of $1,055 per time performed
medical
CHEST CAVITY AND DIAPHRAGM

Examination of chest cavity below breast bone using an en... +

Examination of chest cavity below breast bone using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 39400
Performed in a facility
11
times performed,
0.13% of his services

39th 64th

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

11
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,800an average of $1,800 per time performed $3,993
an average of $363 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.

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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.

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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 2013 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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