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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, $392 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,592
Rank: 2nd
out of 584 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,647
Rank: 3rd
out of 584 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.7 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 2.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$972K
Rank: 4th
out of 584 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$610 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $392

Office Visits

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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 Surgery Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 143 different services in 2013
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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
3,494
times performed,
33% of his services

1st 1st

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

1,178
patients got this service, 74% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$363,621an average of $104 per time performed $177,775
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Strapping, unna boot

Service Code: 29580
Performed in an office
1,580
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 26th

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

190
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
8.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.3)
$303,502an average of $192 per time performed $71,195
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
1,012
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

300
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
3.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$99,055an average of $98 per time performed $28,609
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
513
times performed,
5% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
18.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,156an average of $12 per time performed $1,636
an average of $3 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
361
times performed,
3% of his services

5th 12th

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

276
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$92,001an average of $255 per time performed $36,266
an average of $100 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Management and supervision of oxygen chamber therapy

Service Code: 99183
Performed in an office
342
times performed,
3% of his services

6th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
14.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$171,000an average of $500 per time performed $54,501
an average of $159 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of arms or legs including assess... +

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

Service Code: 93970
Performed in an office
303
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 23rd

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

303
patients got this service, 19% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$198,162an average of $654 per time performed $39,935
an average of $132 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan limited study of arm or leg veins includi... +

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

Service Code: 93971
Performed in an office
292
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 21st

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

234
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$126,144an average of $432 per time performed $23,512
an average of $81 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
290
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 46th

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

153
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$78,590an average of $271 per time performed $24,760
an average of $85 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Removal of tissue from wounds

Service Code: 97597
Performed in an office
265
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 88th

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

160
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$29,150an average of $110 per time performed $14,543
an average of $55 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
239
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 47th

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

123
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$11,233an average of $47 per time performed $3,420
an average of $14 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
217
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 28th

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

217
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$53,690an average of $247 per time performed $31,500
an average of $145 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (o... +

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (outside the brain) ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
154
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 18th

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

137
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$108,570an average of $705 per time performed $18,594
an average of $121 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
120
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 11th

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

115
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$42,106an average of $351 per time performed $17,232
an average of $144 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
105
times performed,
0.99% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

51
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,822an average of $65 per time performed $3,103
an average of $30 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 ×

Service Code: 36479
Performed in an office
102
times performed,
0.96% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

57
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$130,050an average of $1,275 per time performed $30,316
an average of $297 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
0.85% of his services

17th 31st

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

85
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$25,830an average of $287 per time performed $4,549
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Destruction of insufficient vein of arm or leg

Service Code: 36475
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.8% of his services

18th 93rd

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

82
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$493,000an average of $5,800 per time performed $108,921
an average of $1,281 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
84
times performed,
0.79% of his services

19th 29th

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

83
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$18,311an average of $218 per time performed $8,308
an average of $99 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Laser destruction of incompetent vein of arm or leg

Service Code: 36478
Performed in an office
74
times performed,
0.7% of his services

20th 48th

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

69
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$429,200an average of $5,800 per time performed $75,368
an average of $1,018 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
66
times performed,
0.62% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

52
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$52,536an average of $796 per time performed $17,027
an average of $258 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of legs +

Ultrasound study of arteries and arterial grafts of legs ×

Service Code: 93925
Performed in an office
63
times performed,
0.59% of his services

22nd 39th

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

63
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$49,644an average of $788 per time performed $8,779
an average of $139 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
53
times performed,
0.5% of his services

23rd 130th

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

51
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,015an average of $76 per time performed $2,011
an average of $38 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
37
times performed,
0.35% of his services

24th 16th

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

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$10,027an average of $271 per time performed $1,679
an average of $45 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
34
times performed,
0.32% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

28
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,064an average of $796 per time performed $5,756
an average of $169 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound limited or study of arteries and arterial graf... +

Ultrasound limited or study of arteries and arterial grafts of legs ×

Service Code: 93926
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.23% of his services

26th 54th

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

23
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$13,100an average of $524 per time performed $2,166
an average of $87 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
25
times performed,
0.23% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$60,000an average of $2,400 per time performed $3,937
an average of $157 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of catheter in vein and implanted device for in... +

Insertion of catheter in vein and implanted device for infusion ×

Service Code: 36561
Performed in a facility
24
times performed,
0.23% of his services

28th 63rd

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

24
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$60,000an average of $2,500 per time performed $5,738
an average of $239 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
22
times performed,
0.21% of his services

29th 37th

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

19
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$11,000an average of $500 per time performed $2,864
an average of $130 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Removal of blood clot and portion of artery of neck

Service Code: 35301
Performed in a facility
22
times performed,
0.21% of his services

30th 126th

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

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$94,006an average of $4,273 per time performed $17,448
an average of $793 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
22
times performed,
0.21% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$39,600an average of $1,800 per time performed $7,909
an average of $360 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of device into vein

Service Code: 77001
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.2% of his services

32nd 65th

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

20
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,670an average of $270 per time performed $274
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

33rd 42nd

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

18
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,713an average of $143 per time performed $1,010
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Endoscopic examination of lung with removal of lobe of lung +

Endoscopic examination of lung with removal of lobe of lung ×

Service Code: 32663
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.16% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$81,294an average of $4,782 per time performed $16,514
an average of $971 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.15% of his services

35th 5th

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: 2)
$2,228an average of $139 per time performed $844
an average of $53 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
15
times performed,
0.14% of his services

36th 19th

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

15
patients got this service, 0.94% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,018an average of $201 per time performed $1,107
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Removal of tunneled catheter in lung lining

Service Code: 32552
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.14% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,995an average of $533 per time performed $1,742
an average of $116 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
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

38th 2nd

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

12
patients got this service, 0.75% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$770an average of $55 per time performed $418
an average of $30 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Ultrasound of lung airways during diagnostic examination ... +

Ultrasound of lung airways during diagnostic examination using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 31620
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,100an average of $650 per time performed $717
an average of $51 per time performed
medical
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of lung growth using an endoscope

Service Code: 32608
Performed in a facility
14
times performed,
0.13% of his services

40th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,000an average of $1,000 per time performed $3,956
an average of $283 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
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st 4th

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

13
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,918an average of $148 per time performed $1,027
an average of $79 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
13
times performed,
0.12% of his services

42nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,950an average of $1,150 per time performed $1,862
an average of $143 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of skin and muscle first 20 sq cm or less

Service Code: 11043
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.11% of his services

43rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 0.69% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,780an average of $565 per time performed $1,994
an average of $166 per time performed

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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