Physician Billing Process

Understanding Your Physician Billing Process

Physicians are independent contractors and are not employed by Methodist Health System and physician prices are set by the individual practice. Professional fees charged by these physicians for services provided to you will be billed by these physicians separately from the fees charged by the hospital. Some of these physicians may be considered out of network by your insurance carrier. You will need to work with your insurance carrier to address this issue.

Physicians who will bill you separately and may be out of network include but are not limited to:

  • Primary care physicians
  • Specialty care physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Emergency room physicians
  • Hospitalists

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals.