DOUGLAS M WHITMORE M.D. NPI 1689687493

Internal Medicine in Ft Lauderdale, FL

NPI 1689687493 Individual Male Years of Experience 44 Internal Medicine PECOS Enrolled Accepts Medicare Approved Payment MIPS Quality Score 92.3

About DOUGLAS WHITMORE

Douglas Whitmore is an internal medicine provider established in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and his medical specialization is internal medicine with more than 44 years of experience. He graduated from University Of Miami, Lm Miller School Of Medicine in 1978. The NPI number of Douglas Whitmore is 1689687493 and was assigned on August 2006. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 207R00000X with license number ME37566 (FL). The provider is registered as an individual and his NPI record was last updated 9 years ago.

An internist like Douglas M Whitmore M.d. is a physician who has completed an internal medicine residency and is board-certified or board-eligible in an internist specialty. Internists are trained to care for adults of all ages for many different medical conditions. An internist typically monitors chronic physical conditions, identifies acute diseases, provides family planning, provides counseling about wellness and disease prevention, etc.

Douglas Whitmore is enrolled in PECOS and is eligible to order or refer healthcare services for Medicare patients. The provider is eligible to order or refer: Part B Clinical Laboratory and Imaging, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), a Home Health Agency (HHA) and Power Mobility Devices

Douglas Whitmore is registered with Medicare and accepts claims assignment, this means the provider accepts Medicare's approved amount for the cost of rendered services as full payment. Participating providers may not charge Medicare beneficiaries more than Medicare's approved amount for their services. Medicare beneficiaries still have to pay a coinsurance or copayment amount for a visit or service. According to Medicare claims data he has hospital affiliations with Holy Cross Hospital.

The provider participated in Medicare's Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and has an overall final score of 92.3, based on four performance areas: quality, improvement activities, promoting interoperability, and cost. The purpose of this information is to help people with Medicare make informed decisions and incentivize doctors and clinicians to maximize performance.

The typical physician office visit costs for Medicare beneficiaries in this area are: $35.38 for a new patient copayment and $27.09 for an established patient copayment.

NPI

1689687493

Provider Name DOUGLAS M WHITMORE M.D.
Provider Location Address1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 205 FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
Provider Mailing Address1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 205 FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
GenderMale
NPI Entity TypeIndividual
Medical School NameUNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, LM MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Graduation Year1978
Is Sole Proprietor?No
Is Organization Subpart?N/A
Enumeration Date08-14-2006
Last Update Date05-29-2013


Primary Taxonomy

Taxonomy Code207R00000X
ClassificationInternal Medicine
TypeAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
License No.ME37566
License StateFL
Taxonomy DescriptionA physician who provides long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine, which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

Business Address

DOUGLAS M WHITMORE M.D.
1930 NE 47TH ST
SUITE 205
FT LAUDERDALE, FL
ZIP 33308
Phone: (954) 491-8981
Fax: (954) 489-0655

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Mailing Address

DOUGLAS M WHITMORE M.D.
1930 NE 47TH ST
SUITE 205
FT LAUDERDALE, FL
ZIP 33308
Phone: (954) 491-8981
Fax: (954) 489-0655



Medicare Participation

What is PECOS?
PECOS is the Medicare Provider, Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System. PECOS is Medicare's enrollment and revalidation system and it is the primary source of information about verified Medicare professionals. A NPI number is necessary to register in PECOS. Providers must enroll in PECOS to avoid denied claims.

Registered in PECOS? Yes
PECOS PAC ID9931101748
PECOS Enrollment IDI20070207000606
Accepts Medicare Assignment? Yes "What does it mean "accepts medicare assignment"?
When a provider accepts Medicare assignment, the provider agrees to be paid directly by Medicare and to accept the payment amount approved by Medicare. Additionally, the provider agrees to not bill patients for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts.
A provider who doesn't accept assignment may charge you up to 15% over the Medicare-approved amount. This is known as the limiting charge. You may have to pay this amount, or it may be covered by another insurer.
Eligible order / refer Part B Clinical Laboratory and ImagingYes
Eligible order / refer Durable Medical EquipmentYes
Eligible order / refer Home Health Agency (HHA)Yes
Eligible order / refer Power Mobility DevicesYes

Physician Office Visit Costs

The provider accepts as payment the Medicare approved amount. Medicare beneficiaries should not be billed for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts. Medicare pricing is usually a reference point for private insurance covered patients. The prices below reflect the costs for new and established patients in the 33308 ZIP code area.

New Patients Office Visits Costs *
Most Utilized Procedure Code for new patients office visits: 99204
Minimum New Patient Pricing Maximum New Patient Pricing Typical New Patient Pricing
$61.36 $187 $141.52
Minimum New Patient Copayment Maximum New Patient Copayment Typical New Patient Copayment
$15.34 $46.75 $35.38
Established Patients Office Visits Costs *
Most Utilized Procedure Code for established patients office visits: 99214
Minimum Established Patient Pricing Maximum Established Patient Pricing Typical Established Patient Pricing
$18.68 $151.65 $108.36
Minimum Established Patient Copayment Maximum Established Patient Copayment Typical Established Patient Copayment
$4.67 $37.91 $27.09

* The physician office visit costs information is obtained by Medicare's statistical analysis of similar providers in the same geographical area. The pricing information above IS NOT the amount charged by this provider.

Overall MIPS Quality Performance

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a way providers could use to participate in Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). The MIPS program affects clinician reimbursement for Part B covered professional services and also rewards them for improving the quality of patient care and outcomes.

MIPS Measure Score Weight Score
Quality 40% 100
The Quality category assesses providers performance on clinical practices and patient outcomes under the traditional MIPS program. The quality measures help identify the quality of healthcare processes, outcomes, and patient experiences. The Quality measure category compromises 40% providers final MPIS scores.

There are six collection types for MIPS quality measures: Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs), MIPS Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Measures, Medicare Part B claims measures, CMS Web Interface measures and The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS Survey.
Promoting Interoperability (PI) 25% 67.4
The Interoperability category measures the providers ability to use technology to exchange and make use of healthcare information in a way that is less burdensome and improves outcomes. The Interoperability measure category compromises 25% providers final MPIS scores.

The MIPS Interoperability measure focuses on the use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to improve patient access health information, the exchange of information between clinicians and pharmacies and the systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of healthcare data.
Improvement Activities 15% 40
The Improvement Activities performance category evaluates the providers participation in clinical activities that support the improvement of clinical practice, care delivery, and outcomes. Providers have the option to choose 2 to 4 activities from an inventory of over 100 improvement activities. Providers typically choose the activities that best fit their needs.

The Improvement measures aim to better patient engagement, patient safety and other areas of patient care. The Improvement Activities category compromises 15% of providers final MPIS scores.
Cost 20% N/A
The Cost performance category asses the amount and types of services provided and how clinicians coordinate care and seek improvement of health outcomes by ensuring patients receive the appropriate services.

Although providers don't determine the price of healthcare services they are important in delivering high-quality care at a reasonable cost. The Cost measures category compromises 20% of providers final MPIS scores.
MIPS Final Score - 92.3
The MIPS program evaluates providers across multiple categories with a specific weight for each category resulting a in a MIPS final score that ranges from 0 to 100 points. The MIPS Final Score determines whether providers receive a negative, neutral or positive MIPS payment adjustment.

Clinician Utilization

The following Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes were publicly reported as the top services rendered by this provider under the Medicare program for the year 2017. The reported codes are based on the top 5 codes for each available Medicare specialty, excluding evaluation and management codes.

  • 295Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity (HCPCS:94010)
  • 255X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side (HCPCS:71020)
  • 54Measurement of lung diffusing capacity (HCPCS:94729)
  • 53Measurement and graphic recording of the amount and speed of breathed air, before and following medication administration (HCPCS:94060)
  • 32Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab (HCPCS:95810)
  • 28Sleep monitoring of patient (6 years or older) in sleep lab with continued pressured respiratory assistance by mask or breathing tube (HCPCS:95811)
  • 26Routine electrocardiogram (EKG) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report (HCPCS:93010)
  • 16X-ray of chest, 1 view, front (HCPCS:71010)

Hospital Affiliations

Medicare hospital affiliation is identified through self-reporting data, inpatient, outpatient, physician and ancillary service claims linked by the Medicare claims NPI number and place of service code. Additionally, to further determine provider hospital affiliation the clinician must have provided services to at least three patients on three different dates in the last 12 months. Douglas Whitmore is affiliated with the following medical facilities:

Hospital Name Address Phone Hospital Type CMS Certification Number (CCN) Overall Rating
HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL4725 N FEDERAL HWY
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 771-8000Acute Care Hospitals100073

Additional Identifiers


Additional identifier(s) currently or formerly used as an identifier for the provider. The codes may include UPIN, NSC, OSCAR, DEA, Medicaid State or PIN identification numbers.

Identifier Type / Code Identifier State
D63065MEDICARE UPIN (02)FL
93938MEDICARE ID-TYPE UNSPECIFIED (04)FL
064607500MEDICAID (05)FL

Other Providers at the same location


The following 11 providers are registered at the same or nearby location.

NPI Name / Type Taxonomy Address
1861489056 MATTHEW R. MOORE M.D.
Individual
Neurological Surgery1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 200
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 771-4251
1053406207 JAMES KOS MD
Individual
Internal Medicine1930 NE 47TH ST #100
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 771-3303
1326102252GLEN E SUTHERLAND MD PA
Organization
Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 301
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 772-6781
1609135128FERNANDO V. MATA , MD, PA
Organization
Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 309
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 938-7011
1396758108 FRANK SORHAGE M.D.
Individual
Internal Medicine1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 205
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 491-8981
1649249756DR. MARCOS SZEINFELD M.D.
Individual
Pain Medicine (Interventional Pain Medicine)1930 NE 47TH ST
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 493-5048
1821153867FORT LAUDERDALE PAIN MEDICINE, INC.
Organization
Specialist1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 300
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 493-5048
1265980601MS. NICOLE ANN PULEO ARNP
Individual
Nurse Practitioner (Family)1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 200
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 771-4251
1215363593MRS. BETH CAMHI-GREENBERG ARNP.-BC
Individual
Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health)1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 309
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 491-1000
1679638506DR. RICARDO R. REYES
Organization
Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 301
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 772-3544
1598347726FLORIDA PAIN AND REHABILITATION ASSOCIATES INC
Organization
Specialist1930 NE 47TH ST SUITE 300
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33308
(954) 493-5048

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What is a Subpart?
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Hospital components include outpatient departments, surgical centers, psychiatric units, and laboratories. These components are often separately licensed or certified by States and may exist at physical locations other than that of the hospital of which they are a component.

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1 = former name;
2 = professional name;
3 = doing business as (d/b/ a) name;
4 = former legal business name; :
5 = other.

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